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Former U.S. Senator from Illinois remembered

         Former Milford resident, Gene Callahan, friend pays respect


Fairview Heights, IL - Visitation was Sunday, July 13th for former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois.

Dixon died July 6 at his home in Fairview Heights. He was 86.

The Democrat's career in politics spanned more than 40 years in public office. He was in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993, serving as the third-ranking Democrat. He also chaired a subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee.

Visitation was Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lindenwood University's auditorium in Belleville.

The funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at the same location.

Among those speaking at the service were U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson and Gene Callahan, Dixon's former chief of staff.

A private burial for family and close friends followed.

94.1 WGFA