Alan Sloan, 81, of New Boston, Illinois died Monday, September 17, 2012 at Trinity Bettendorf.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 at New Boston United Methodist Church. Burial will be in New Boston Cemetery with graveside military rites by Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571. Visitation is Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo. Memorials may be left for the New Boston United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.
Alan was born November 25, 1930 to Murry and Marguerite Stevenson Sloan. On October 21, 1951, he married Joan Carlson at New Boston United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 2004. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Sloan farmed in the New Boston area his whole life and operated Sloan’s Market until 1996.
He was a member of the New Boston United Methodist Church, Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571 and served on the Mercer County Merritt Commission. Alan enjoyed fishing and trap shooting. He ran the Hit & Miss Gun Club for many years.
Survivors include his sons: Tim (Deb) Sloan, New Boston and Gary Sloan, Muscatine; granddaughters: Jennifer Turnis and Michelle Cooper and great grandchildren: Kainan and Carter Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother E. Reed Sloan.