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William M. Dagon Sr., 75, of Schram City died Friday, April 9, 1999, at South Bay Hospital, Sun City Center, Fla.

He was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Schram City, the son of James P. and Margaret Doris Dagon. He married June E. Hill in 1943 in St. Louis.

Mr. Dagon was a 1942 graduate of Hillsboro High School and a 1960 graduate of Greenville College. He also attended Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where he earned a master's degree in business administration. He taught at Hillsboro High School from 1960-1985.

He served in the Illinois National Guard from 1948-1966 and was a paratrooper with the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the Army in 1984. In addition, he served as General Eisenhower's honor guard after the war.

He was a member of VFW Post 1306, Taylor Springs, Hillsboro Moose Lodge, 508 Parachute Infantry Association and the United Methodist Church, Hillsboro.

Survivors: wife, June E.; two daughters, Kathy Dagon of Hillsboro and Mary Dagon of Belleville; a son, Mike (wife, Myra Jean) Dagon of Butler; two grandchildren; a brother, James E. Dagon of Hillsboro; and two sisters, Verna Seaton and Mrs. Earl (Betty) Traylor, both of Schram City.

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Hillsboro, the Rev. Tom Compton officiating. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Patton Memorial Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

(The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, 13 Apr 1999, Page 36) - courtesy of Tedd Cocker

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