Doyle "Hooley" Alcorn


January 12, 2023

Doyle "Hooley" Homer Alcorn was born April 19, 1925, to Bert and Lula (Rose) Alcorn at his grandparent's home in Ionia, Kansas. He died Jan. 5, 2023, in Mankato, Kansas, at the age of 97 years.

He attended grade school at rural Harmony and Ionia, and he graduated with the Ionia High School Class of 1943. Hooley enlisted in the Army when he turned 18 years old. His engineering unit was a part of the Battle of the Bulge, as well as serving in England, France and Germany. Upon his discharge, he began working for the newly formed Rural Electrification Association in Ionia. In 1987, he retired from...

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