VeteranGlen Trone

Glen TroneGlen E. Trone, 96, of Rushville died at 12:50 p.m. May 27, 2017, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born May 7, 1921, in Browning Township, Schuyler County, a son of Carl A. Sr. and Bertha Adeline “Addie” Kinnear Trone. He married Vivian Fuqua on Oct. 9, 1949, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Tom (and Sue) Trone of Moline; one daughter, Janet (and Robert) Steinman of Hamilton; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Marie Trone; seven sisters, Nancy Trone, Clarice Dickerson, Mary Stambaugh, Madeline Dunlap, Lois Jones, Jean Sieber and Marcella Taylor; and four brothers, Carl Jr., Virgil, Donald and Howard Trone.

He graduated from Rushville High School in 1939 and the University of Illinois, with high honors, in 1943.

He served in the Army in Europe during World War II. After his discharge in 1946, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, from 1947-59. He also worked as VP loan officer at Citizen’s First State Bank of Walnut, and other banks until retirement in 1989.

He was a member of both the Rushville and Walnut United Methodist churches where he served as a Trustee and Sunday school teacher. He served on Walnut High and Grade School as well as Sauk Valley Community College boards. He was a member of Rushville and Walnut Rotary. He served as President of both clubs during his tenure. He was a member of the American Legion posts in Rushville and Walnut, as well as the Walnut Masonic Lodge #722, AF & AM. He was active in Boy Scouts and was a Scout Master for many years.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Grant Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Culbertson Hospital Foundation or American Cancer Society.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/31/2017


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