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Obituary for Alan L. Alderman

Alan L. Alderman, 68, of Galesburg, died peacefully Friday, June 23, 2017 with his family by his side.

Alan was born May 26, 1949 in Galesburg, the son of Walter E. and Gertruded L. Graeler Alderman.  He married the love of his life, Sandra J. McCone on August 29, 1970.  She survives of Galesburg.  Alan is also survived by one daughter, Cristie (Dan) Allbright of Galesburg; two sons, Troy and Doug Alderman both of Galesburg; as well as four grandchildren, Kaylyn, Kirsten, Payton, and Jackson; and one great grandson, Kaiden.  He is also survived by two sisters, Leslie Vance of Kevil, KY, and Maria (Anthony) Roberson of Galesburg.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Alan received his BA in Psychology from Western Illinois University and attended criminal justice classes.  He worked as a teacher for several years before becoming a police officer with the Galesburg Police Department.  He then worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for several years, before going back in to law enforcement when became a juvenile probation officer.  He retired as a supervisor of probation for the 9th Judicial Circuit in 2002.  He also worked for a time building homes and as a police officer for CSD #205. He then retired after a few years as a drug court officer for Knox County.

Sandra and Alan attended Faith United Methodist Church.  He had a passion for guns.  He was active in the NRA, enjoyed target shooting, and reloading his own ammunition.  Alan also enjoyed fishing and golfing.  Alan had a beautiful voice and used his talents by being involved in the Prairie Players, Choral Dynamics, and the Community Chorus.

Cremation rites will be accord.  A celebration of life will be held at the family home, 1069 Knox Rd 325E, Galesburg, IL from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Memorials may be directed in Alan’s memory to the Illinois Cancer Center.


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1042 Knox Road 325E
Galesburg, IL 61401


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Illinois Cancer Center

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