Rep. Dwayne Alons (R-Hull) was 68 years old. He announced in early October that he had been diagnosed with renal cancer of the left kidney.
At that time he said he wanted to thank his wife, Clarice, his family, and close friends and neighbors for their support and prayers.
Upon learning of the passing of Alons, Iowa Republican Party Co-Chairman Cody Hoefert of Rock Rapids released this statement:
Alons was first elected in 1998. He was a farmer and retired Iowa Air National Guard Brigadier General.
According to the Iowa House Republicans web page, Alons attended the elementary school system in Boyden. He graduated from Boyden-Hull High School in 1964. Following high school, he graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City and received his Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas.
In 1967, Alons married Clarice and together they have four children, Kevin, Kyle, Kristin, and Karena. They have 13 grandchildren.
Alons and his wife attended Christ Community Church in Sioux Center where Dwayne served as a Deacon and as an Elder.
Alons won re-election to his ninth term in the Iowa House earlier this month. He ran unopposed.
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