Michael Alan Walton, 48, of North Liberty, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. A gathering to celebrate Michael’s life was held Aug. 21 at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Following a prayer service, the family hosted a dinner at the Kirkwood Room.
Michael was born June 9, 1964, in Iowa City, the oldest of three children. He worked alongside his father in the family business (Always Interstate Trucking Co.) until he purchased the company from his parents. Mike later decided to broaden his career in transportation when he closed the family company to start a new adventure with Re-trans and Sethness.
Michael is survived by his mother, Mary Petsche Walton; two sisters, Laura Walton Dooley and Linda Strabala (Glenn); two nieces, Jessica Dooley and Kalei Strabala; a nephew, Logan Strabala; and a significant other, Darci Monson.
Michael was preceded in death by his father Roy Walton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Michael Alan Walton Memorial Fund in care of Hills Bank and Trust.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com  under obituaries.