Dalton Ford

Dalton Lee Ford, age 22 of Prescott, WI, passed away tragically as a result of an automobile accident on April 4, 2021.  A much-loved son, brother, grandson, boyfriend, nephew, cousin and friend.  Dalton was born on March 4, 1999 in Hastings, MN to James and Veronica (Lee) Ford.  He graduated from Prescott High School, with the Class of 2017.  After high school, Dalton received an Associate’s degree in Automobile Technology from Dunwoody College.  Having a strong work ethic, Dalton loved his job at Luther White Bear Acura as an Automobile Technician.  He also worked as a cook at Vino in the Valley and enjoyed the friendships of his Vino family.

Dalton was a part of many activities throughout his school years.  He was a successful young wrestler who went to state in the 5th grade and was active in middle and high school band, playing the drums.  Dalton had a special place in his heart for animals.  He was a car enthusiast, an avid member of the of Minnesota Nissan Infiniti Club and was extremely proud of his Nissan 370z – 40th Anniversary Edition.  Dalton treasured his time with his family and friends and the love of his life, Tayler Garza.  Together Dalton and Tayler shared in camping, hiking, traveling and his car club adventures.  They were “foodies” and loved trying new restaurants and different foods together.

Dalton will forever remain in the hearts of his parents, Jim and Veronica Ford; brothers, Dylan (Rheanna) Ford and Dayne (Cheyann Zieman) Ford; grandmothers, Barbara Lee and Lois Ford; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.

Dalton passed away along with his girlfriend, Tayler Garza; and was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Warren Lee and Seymour Ford.

A Visitation for Dalton and Tayler (masks and social distancing required) will take place 11:00 AM –  1:00 PM Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Prescott High School, 1010 Dexter St.  A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 PM Sunday at the Prescott High School, with Pastor Steve Meyer officiating.  A reception will immediately follow at the Old Ptacek’s Event Center in Prescott.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404.  www.oconnellfuneralservices.com

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