VeteranRobert Trone

Robert E. L. “Moon” Trone, 65, of Petersburg, formerly of Rushville, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, in Rushville.

He was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Astoria, a son of Doane C. and Mabel Ray Trone. He married Carrol Van Dissen on Aug. 26, 1956, in Cooperstown. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Julia Trone of Hampshire; and two brothers, Dennis Trone of Petersburg and D. Kent Trone of Troy.

He attended Western Illinois University and earned his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Illinois School of Law in Champaign-Urbana in 1955. He then served in the Army for two years.

He began in private practice in Edwardsville from 1957 to 1967. He also was the city attorney in Edwardsville and was the public defender for Madison County. He was the chief prosecuting attorney for the state’s attorney in Madison County.

He was admitted to practice law before the Federal District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a member of the Illinois Bar Association.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Rushville and was also a Mason.

He was a licensed riverboat captain and brought the “Talisman” up the Sangamon River in 1961, the first commercial boat there in 130 years. He operated the steamer “Julia Belle Swain” with his brother, Dennis.

Services were held this morning at his church with Revs. Robert Belew and Marion Henderson officiating. A Mason service by the Rushville Masonic Lodge 9, AF&AM was held Tuesday. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by the Schuyler American Legion Post 4.

Memorials may be made to the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center, 200 S. Congress St., Rushville, Ill. 62681.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/1/1997


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