Robert Willis Layton, 94, of Melbourne, Fla., passed away April 29, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Dora (Wildman) Layton. Loving father of Jane (Gerald) Seifert. Grandfather of Catherine (Christopher) Toeniskoetter and Kristin (Timothy) Durkin. Great grandfather of Aidan, Jake, Kellen, Logan, and Madison. Dear brother of Jack (Bette) Layton. Preceded in death by an infant son and daughter and parents, Willis Layton and Grace Layton Hanson.
Robert graduated from Cresco High School in 1936. His wife, Dora, graduated in 1935. Robert's parents owned the Layton Rexall Drug Store in Cresco where Dora was an employee. She later worked for the Iowa Power and Light Company. After Robert returned from World War II having served in the Army Air Corps, he managed the drug store from 1936-1946. Robert and Dora were married in 1946.
Dora was a member of The Order of Eastern Star. Robert was a member of the Cresco Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for 63 years.
Survivors include, Robert's brother: JACK LAYTON ’39, (Bette); a daughter: Jane (Gerald) Seifert; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held in Cresco, Iowa, at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to The Satellite Beach Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 450 Lee Avenue Satellite Beach, FL 32937.