86, of 816 E. Knox St., Galesburg, IL died at 10:30 AM Monday, February 10, 2003 in Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg.
He was born June 6, 1916 in Charles City, IA to Clyde E. and Violet (Binge) Alderman. He married Gertrude Graeler on July 15, 1945 in St. Louis, MO. She survives.
Also surviving is a son, Alan (and Sandra) Alderman of Galesburg, IL, two daughters, Leslee (and Keith) Vance of Kevil, KY and Maria (and Don) Rupert of Galesburg, IL, a sister, Nellie Sedgwick of Galesburg, IL, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was a switchman for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 36 years. He retired in 1976. He was a member of United Transportation Union #1423. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Galesburg, where he was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Friendship Class, played on the church softball league, and bowled on the church league. He also bowled on a senior citizen’s league and played in the O.A.K.S. band. He served in the Army Air Corps for 4 years during World War II. He was stationed in the South Pacific and served as a tail gunner with the 408th Bomb Squadron.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday February 14, 2003 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Friday at the Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials can be made to Faith United Methodist Church or Community Hospices of Ameri