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10/1/1928 - 12/23/2017
Watseka, Illinois

 Melvin Alcorn, 89, of Watseka, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

He was born on October 1, 1928 in Watseka, the son of Melvin Alcorn and Rena (Boomgarden) Alcorn.

Melvin married Thelma Jackson on July 1, 1984 at the Milford Christian Church in Milford.

He served in the NAVY for four years. Melvin worked for Iroquois County in the Zoning Department as an Electrical Inspector. He also worked for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company for many years. Melvin was a member of the NRA, VFW, American Legion Post #23, and Thee Olde Time Farm Show. He enjoyed woodworking, fixing up lawn mowers and machinery, and shooting guns.

Surviving Mr. Alcorn is his wife, Thelma Alcorn of Watseka; sons and daughter-in-law's, Donald and Pat Alcorn of Tulsa, OK, and Durwood and Debra Larsen of Bourbonnais, IL; daughters and son-in-law's, Libby and Clarence Hawthorne of Goodwine, IL, Becky and Ron Baker of Watseka, Marla Miller of Crescent City, and Laura and Rose Larsen of Crescent City; sister-in-law, Ginny Alcorn of Bourbonnais; sisters and brother-in-laws, Lola and Merle Arnold of Watseka, Carol DeLahr of Watseka, and Judy and Jim Crouch of Milford; grandchildren, Ed and Donald Jr. Alcorn, Michelle Linder, Stacie Trumann, Nicole Erp, Sara Baker, Tim Baker, Ashley Deem, Jonathan Larsen, Aliah Larsen, Jaydin Richardson, and Angelina Larsen; many grat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wesley Alcorn and Jerry Alcorn; one daughter, Kimberly Huckleby; and two grandsons, Chad Baker and Tanner Huckleby.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:00 am, at the Milford Christian Church in Milford. A one-hour visitation will take place prior to services. Brent Zastrow, Neil Larimore, and Gary Milton will all officiate.

Memorials in Mr. Alcorn's name can be made to the Milford Christian Church or Family's Wishes.

Cremation rites will be recorded following the services.

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