Old Abe Memorial Garden


In Memory of


Kenneth M. Garton


Class of 1960
9 March 1942 - 29 January 1972



Ken, an avid fan of swimming and tumbling, enjoyed the athletic program at MHS. He planned to go to college but was undecided as the what school to attend

Kenneth Kenneth



Navy Pilot


Lt. Kenneth Garton lost his life as the result of an aircraft accident on January 29,1972.


He was serving as aircraft commander on a C-2A aircraft flight from Naples, Italy to the USS Independence which was operating in the central Mediterranean between Italy and Greece.


He received his pilots wings In Corpus Christie, Texas and had been stationed in Yokohama, Japan for over three years.


He graduated from Memorial High School in 1960. He attended Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire for two and a half years before entering the Navy.


Besides his mother, Ardis Garton Crowe he is survived by his wife Jeanine, a daughter Jennifer and a son Christopher, a brother Gary, two sisters Karen and Deborah.

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