Darrell John Alderton
Darrell John Alderton was born on Oct. 14, 1963 in Los Angeles, Calif. At age 4 he was adopted by Jan and the late Roderick Alderton. He moved to Storm Lake along with his family in August, 1968. He graduated from SLHS where he was active in choir, band, orchestra and drama. He attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville and completed Cosmetology School in Denver, Colo. He also lived in Los Angeles, Austin, Texas, Storm Lake, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Anamosa. He was briefly married to his friend Roberta.
Darrell John died March 25, 2012 at University Hospitals in Iowa City from heart failure. He is survived by his mother, Jan Alderton; Grandmother Ann Peterson Pyle; siblings Anne Radke of Onawa, Frank Alderton of Storm Lake, Nancy Wilson of Storm Lake, Mark Alderton of Mesa, Ariz., Lynn Cuvelier of Cedar Falls, Daniel Alderton of Altadena, Calif. and Benjamin Alderton of Denver, Colo.; Uncles Lee Peterson of Yakima, Wash., Bill Peterson of Iowa City, Carl James Peterson of New Zealand, Rick and Paul Peterson of Storm Lake and, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Darrell John was cremated. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Any memorials should be directed to support the music ministry at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake.