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Alan J. Trone

Alan J. Trone, 61, Lewistown, died at 10:05 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.

He was born March 12, 1947, in Macomb, the son of Donald O. and Ruby (Hillyer) Trone.

He married Nancy Wilson. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother of Macomb; two sisters, Jane (John) Dickerson, Naples, Fla., and Alice (Tom) Proffer, Bradenton, Fla.; two nephews; two nieces; one great-nephew; and one great-niece.

In addition to his wife and his parents, he was also preceded in death by his father, and sister, Terrie Lee Trone.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in 1965.

He was owner/operator of Spoon River Landscaping, Lewistown. He also taught photography at WIU in Macomb and was owner/operator of Trone Photography. In earlier years, he managed the Pekin Theater for many years. He was a counselor at JOCOA Drug Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville and Lincoln. He was also a millwright at the Powerton Nuclear Plant in Pekin.

He was a member of the Lewistown American Legion and was an honorary member of the National Ex-POW organization. He was a 1965 graduate of Macomb High School.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Ridgeville Cemetery, Browning, with Gary Sheets officiating.

The funeral procession will leave Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, at 10:45 a.m., Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Ridgeville Cemetery.

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