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7/15/2014 10:50:00 AM
Russell "Coonie" Alleman Jr.
Russell “Coonie” Alleman, Jr.
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Russell “Coonie” Alleman, Jr.

Russell “Coonie” Alleman, Jr., 87, of Tonica died July 13, 2014, in Unity Point Health at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Tonica United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Nowakow-ski officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Tonica.
Tonica American Legion will conduct military services.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday in the church and Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Hurst Funeral Home, Tonica, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Alleman was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Tonica to Russell “Pat” and Harriet (Signer) Alleman Sr. He married Gladys Cinnamon on Feb. 15, 1953, in Dana Methodist Church.

Mr. Alleman served with the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944-46. He was stationed on the USS Xenia. Mr. Alleman was a member of Tonica United Methodist Church, past commander and chaplain of the Tonica American Legion and Forty and Eight Club. He was a founding member of Starved Rock Model-A Club since 1986. He was a volunteer with Tonica Fire and Ambulance Department, where he was the radio dispatcher and driver.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Denise (Richard) Weik of Tecumseh, Kan.; two sons, James (Laura) Alleman of Quincy, Fla., and Keith Alleman of Tonica; four grandchildren, Michael, Kimberly and Steven Goodbred and DeAnna (Daniel) Sallee; four great-grandchildren, Lexi-Anna Verda, Mathew Goodbred and Trenton and Kelin Sallee; and one sister, Janet (Jerry) Henak of Tonica.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy, in infancy; one brother, Richard Alleman; and one niece, Kathy Wilson.

Pallbearers will be Charlie, David and Kim Alleman, Gary Scott, Mike and Steven Goodbred. Honorary pallbearers will be DeAnna Sallee, Kim Goodbred, Lexi-Anna Verda and Mathew Goodbred.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his church or Tonica Fire and Ambulance Department.

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