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Berton F. Rollins

Died: Friday, November 09, 2012
Age: 70
Berton F. Rollins, 70, Walworth, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. Visitation from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, at Toynton’s Walworth Funeral Home. No services will be held.

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