Bronald E. Alden
GALESBURG-Bronald E. “Bud’’ Alden, 78, Galesburg, formerly of Avon, passed away Friday, May 1, 2009, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born July 31, 1930, in Avon, at his childhood home, the eldest son of Glen and Bernice Alden. He married June Rose Nov. 21, 1959. She survives.
He is also survived by three daughters, Amy (Kenny) Eathington, Dunlap, Priscilla Culp, Manito, Erin (Mark) Davis, Dunlap; and six grandchildren, Adam, Tyler, Katelyn, Nicholas, Brogan and Peyton. Bud is also survived by his only sibling, John (Liz) Alden, Gilbert, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Mary Francis.
He graduated from Avon High School and then attended Iowa State University and Monmouth College. While at Monmouth College he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Bud was called into service in the United States Army in the Korean War. He served with the 5th RCT Unit and fought in the Battle of the Punch Bowl.
After completion of his service, he returned to Avon to farm his family farm until his retirement from farming in 1994. As a farmer, Bud was proud of his Allis Chalmers farm equipment. After his retirement, Bud and June moved to Galesburg in 1997.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Avon.
Bud was a lifelong Cub fan, enjoyed watching old movies and completing cross word puzzles. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s activities.
Services were held Monday, May 4, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Avon.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Avon, AvCom Park or Korean War Veterans Memorial.
Corman’s Memorial Home, Avon was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.cormanmh.com.