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Flags to fly at half-staff for State Rep. Dwayne Alons

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff on Wednesday to honor State Representative Dwayne Alons, who died on Saturday.

Alons, a retired brigadier general with the Iowa Air National Guard, was elected to the Iowa House in 1998.

The 68-year-old was from Hull and represented House District 4.

Alons, who is survived by his wife, Clarice, four children and 14 grandchildren, announced in October that he was being treated for renal cancer in his left kidney.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at First Reformed Church in Hull.

All U.S. and state flags on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, along with those on all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state, will be at half-staff from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are asked to do the same.

The U.S. flag flown over the state Capitol on the day of the funeral will be presented to Rep. Alons' family.

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