Alton Schallock, age 99, passed away on May 11th, 2023 at the Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse. Alton was born on November 15, 1923 in South Dakota. He was the son of Arthur Schallock and Tina (Strohman) Schallock. Alton and his parents briefly lived in Canada before relocating to Jackson, Wisconsin where he attended school. Alton joined the Civilian Conservation program as a teenager. He also worked as a deck hand on a Great Lakes ore carrier for several years. Alton served in the Pacific theater during World War Two. After the war, he attended the University of Minnesota where he earned a degree in Forestry. He was united in marriage to Jane Mocker on April 24th, 1954. She preceded him in death in 2014. They resided in Whitewater, WI for over 40 years until Alton retired as a Forester from the Department of Natural Resources. He is survived by his son, Robert Schallock.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 3rd at the Hooverson Funeral Home in Sauk City, WI. Burial will be in the Prairie du Sac Cemetery.
Editor’s note: Revision made on 5/24 at 1:20 p.m. to indicate Mr. Shallock had been living in Tomah, not Sauk City. Hooverson Funeral Home told the Banner that, “He had been living in Tomah, with his son, after his wife died [in 2014]. Prior to that he lived in Whitewater. Services here [Sauk City,] with burial on original family plot of his wife’s family.”