Lorton, Ted W.

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Aug. 22, 1920-June 12, 2007 Ted W. Lorton, 86, of rural Bucyrus, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning of a possible heart attack.

He was born in Radford, Virginia, to Robert T. and Lila B. (Linkous) Lorton, both deceased. On July 5, 1946 he married Betty Hodgeson who died Sept. 11, 2001. Ted was the last of 10 children.

Among survivors are nieces Bette Heilman of Galion, Kathy (Rick) Campbell of Lexington, Lila Lorton and “Sis,” both of Virginia; nephew John Tesso of Crestline; sisters-in-law Jackie (Herb) Heilman of Galion, Donna Linn of Port Clinton, Maxine (Dick) Steltzer of Columbus.

After working for 30 years, he retired from Timken. Ted was a U.S. Navy W.W. II veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific and a member of the American Legion Post #181.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday June 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the columbarium in Oakwood Cemetery with Reverend Linda Heinlen officiating. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Post #181. Arrangements are in care of the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home.