State Representative Dwayne Alons Dies
(Hull)-- State Representative Dwayne Alons, who was battling renal cancer, has died.
Alons, a Republican from Hull, announced his diagnosis last month, but at that point he planned to continue serving in the State Legislature.
Lori DeJong with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull said Sunday the 68-year-old Alons died Saturday.
Alons was a retired farmer and former Iowa Air National Guard Brigadier General. He had represented Iowa House District 4 since 1998.
House Speaker Kraig Paulsen said he is sad to lose Alons.
Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer said Alons did an exemplary job representing people in his district and listening to their concerns.
Alons and his wife, Clarice, had four children and 13 grandchildren. In the House, he most recently served as the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee.
(From the Associated Press.)