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Roy J. 'Junior' Alleman: 1931-2018


TONICA — Roy J. “Junior” Alleman, 86, of Tonica, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by family and close friends.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica with the Rev. Mark Nowakowski officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Tonica with full military services conducted by the Tonica American Legion. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Alleman was born May 25, 1931, in Tonica, to Roy L. and Leona (Wolfe) Alleman. He married Eloise Johnson. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1952 until 1956.

Mr. Alleman farmed and owned and operated the Village Inn in Tonica for over 30 years. He then retired to his apple orchard and vegetable farm, where he sold produce at the local farmer’s markets.
He loved talking to people, feeding the birds, walking through his orchard and spending his last years at his lake.
He is survived by three daughters, Laurie (Reto) Weber, of Springfield, Va., Linda Alleman, of Falls Church, Va., and Cindy (Christopher) Snyder, of Ottawa; four grandchildren, Alissa Diaz and Trevor, Allie and Devon Snyder; one brother, Kenneth Alleman, of Tonica; and his beloved dog, Helgi.
Mr. Alleman was preceded in death by one son, Larry; two brothers, Donnie and John; and one sister, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Chris, Trevor and Devon Snyder, Reto Weber, Doug Cate and Mitch Urban.
Online condolences may be viewed and remembrances shared at
Hurst Funeral Home
103 E. Elm St., Tonica, IL 61370

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