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Danny McAllister

Jul 27th, 1941 - Dec 31st, 2020

 

Funeral:  11 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home

 

     Danny Dale McAllister, age 79, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, December 31, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.

     He was born July 27, 1941, at home, to Leonard and Margaret (Gaunt) McAllister.  He married Donna Johnson on June 25, 1961, at Harmony United Methodist Church.

     Danny was a 1959 graduate of Flora High School where he played football and made the first kickoff on the newly named Dancey Field during his senior year.  He tended to his family farm and found happiness in the labor of baling hay and getting to the bottom of stubborn hay baler problems.  Danny also manned drilling rigs in the oil fields operating within and around Clay county.  He is often remembered for his tireless physical strength and stamina that he put into all of his work.  He served on the Harter-Stanford Fire Protection District and supported the growth of the fire department and ongoing modernization of equipment, and was also a knowledgeable member of the township cemetery board.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, mushroom hunting, and watching football and baseball and especially following the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals.  He was a member of Bloom Baptist Church, past member of Harmony United Methodist Church, and had been a member of the Clay City Odd Fellows.  Danny was considered a true “straight shooter” and would always give you his view on what he believed was right, although he was equally likely to make you smile and laugh when he pulled your leg with his lighthearted sense of humor.  His family and grandchildren were at the top of the list of what mattered most in life.

     He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Donna McAllister of Flora; 2 sons: Anthony (Cathy) McAllister of Rinard and Timothy (Lori) McAllister of Flora; 4 grandchildren: Kate McAllister of Rinard, and Ethan McAllister, Josie (Jonathan) Piperakis, and Bristol McAllister, all of Flora; 4 great-grandchildren: Jesselynn and Scarlett Eastin, and Weston and Hazel Piperakis; a sister: Pat Ritter of Olney; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers: Jimmy and Donald “Bud” McAllister; a sister: Ruth Ann McAllister Cooper; and sister-and-brothers-in-law: Marjorie McAllister, Glen Cooper, and Leo Ritter.

     A funeral ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Gene McAllister officiating.  A visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at a later date at Kneff Cemetery.  Memorial donations are suggested to either Harter-Stanford Fire Protection District or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com

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Larry and Wanda Stanford

December 31st

Remember Danny from Flora High days . Enjoyed visiting at reunion and know he will be missed

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

January 1st

So sorry for your loss! We will miss him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and your family.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

January 1st

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to you all.

Rich and Valorie Kasten

January 1st

What a guy. Big guy, big personality, even bigger heart. He was always a good friend to my dad and me. You will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies to all the family, may you find solace and comfort.

Jim Yates

January 1st

I remember Danny as we played on the 57 football team. Always treated me with kindness.

Mary Anne Pittman

January 1st

So sorry for your loss. He was one of the nicest guys I know. Hardworking family man always.

Judy Holroyd

January 1st

So sorry to hear this.

Rick Johnson

January 1st

Uncle Dan, I will miss talking to you. You were a great, generous man, who helped many in your family and community. I will never forget your country charm. Rest in peace Uncle Dan. Your nephew Rick.

Glenda Cooper

January 1st

Uncle Danny you out lived little sister by 9 years and 2 days. Im sure shes all ready got you lined out and up to date. I will miss you dearly but i know your no longer in pain your well and at peace. Thanks for all you did for me over the years. God bless you.

Willie and Dana Johnson

January 1st

So sorry to hear this our condolences

John and Judy Lusk

January 1st

Donna and family, we are so sorry to hear about Danny. He was a wonderful man, who everyone liked. He was kind and friendly to everyone. We are glad that we had him as a friend. Our prayers are with each one of you healing and comfort during this very difficult time. Hold on to all the good memories you have of him, and know that he loved you. Rest in Peace, Danny.

Judy Holroyd

January 1st

So sorry to hear this.

Walterene Pearce and family

January 1st

So very sorry. I'll remember him always childhood friend . And was a very caring person to all. God bless..

Barbara and Henry Gill

January 2nd

Donna and family, we are so sorry for your loss, Danny was a fine gentleman and will certainly be missed by all who knew him. Our sympathy to you and your family.

Steve and Marsha Miller

January 2nd

So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was a good neighbor when we lived in the Kneff neighborhood. Prayers for all the family

Ruth Reynolds

January 2nd

My thoughts are with Danny’s children and their families and Donna as you grieve his physical absence. I will always remember your beloved father, grandfather and husband for his kind ways and his smile.

Christine Franck

January 2nd

Uncle Danny will be missed by us all. Very sad to hear of his passing. I know you'll miss him greatly too.

David Bryden

January 2nd

Donna and family, offer my condolences, so sorry for your loss.

Brian and Brenda Streif

January 2nd

Prayers for everyone. He will be missed.

Joe and Barb McGrew

January 2nd

Donna, Tim and Anthony, so sorry for your loss. I have lots of memories of Danny coming into the garage. Always enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed.

Alan Buck

January 2nd

Sympathy is etended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Larry & Deanna Allison

January 2nd

Donna ,so sorry for your loss ,my sweet friend . Remembering your family in our prayers .

Rick & Darwin VanDyke

January 2nd

We Are So Very Sorry For Your Loss. Danny Was Not Only A Good Man, But Also A Good Friend! Please Know You Are All In Our Thoughts & Our Prayers!!

Charleen Osterholtz

January 2nd

Sorry for your loss, I'm thinking of you and your family threw this difficult time . God bless.

Don and Robin Brooks

January 2nd

We are so sorry and saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I considered it a privilege to know this great man. He always had a way to make me smile. Love to you all

Meryl Woods Jr

January 2nd

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Family and Friends .

Donna Curtis Holtzinger

January 3rd

So sorry for your loss. He was such a sweetheart. Jerry always loved to go out to eat with Danny.

Barbara Collins

January 2nd

So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was always such a nice man. God’s blessings on all of you.

Barbara Burton

January 2nd

Prayers for family.

Mike Warren

January 2nd

A friend since high school. A good man. My condolences to his family.

JANICE PEAVLER LEWIS

January 2nd

Graduated high school with Danny . He and Donna are two of my favorite people. He will be be missed.

Randy and Susan Block

January 2nd

Condolences to the family. Danny was a great guy and will be missed.

Mike and Sharon Gray

January 2nd

So sorry for your loss. Danny was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed visiting with him, he always made you smile with one of his stories. Prayers of comfort for all the family.

Andy & Tina Cartright

January 2nd

Sorry to hear about Danny’s passing prayers for you all.

Steve and Nancy Mink

January 2nd

So sorry to hear this. Praying for all of you.

Barbara Bratton Sadnavitch

January 2nd

Danny was a part of many memories from Clay County. My condolences to Donna and to the rest of his family. He was a good part of my parents’ life. I remember him from childhood as a peacemaker and a friend.

Carmen Van Pelt

January 2nd

I will always remember Danny for his sense of humor and big heart. Sending love to the McAllister family during this time. What a man, what a loss.

Gary & Deb Etcheson

January 2nd

We were very sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Our sympathy to Donna and family for your loss. I have always valued my memories of Danny during our high school years. Danny was a special person and will be greatly missed.

Tom and Pat Greenwood

January 2nd

We are truly sorry for your loss. He always had a smile. God bless

Michael & Denae Morrison

January 2nd

We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with Danny’s Family

Dorothy Wyatt

January 2nd

Donna, so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Jeannine Williams

January 2nd

Donna, Anthony, Tim and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Danny was a good man. May God comfort you is my prayer.

Jennifer Davis

January 2nd

Sending all my hugs and prayers to all the McAllister's....May God lay a hand on all of you and ease your pain!!

Robin Corry

January 2nd

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy

Robert & Sheron Hollis

January 3rd

Condolences to each family member. He sure live visiting and any "eating" get together....for the food and fellowship. We always enjoyed him so much. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stanley Davis

January 3rd

Played football with Danny. He was the biggest player and the nicest man on our team. Stan

Larry and Kathy Hagen

January 3rd

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers

Todd Nosek

January 3rd

There are no words to describe what this man meant to 1st my grandpa,and after his passing Danny and my dad became best friends, my condolences and prayers to his family and he was one of the best human beingsI've ever known,I bet there all 3 having a noisy reunion in heaven

Robert and Deena Mosbarger

January 3rd

To know a McAllister, is to love a McAllister. We're so sorry for your loss. The world was a better place with Danny in it. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

Tim and Rae Ann Oestreich

January 3rd

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Danny was a very special guy in our lives. He was a great co-pilot in the tow truck and always enjoyed riding along. He never missed a beat in giving Tim a hard time and always enjoyed doing so. We will truly miss him.

Milt & Judy Smith

January 3rd

Danny will be forever missed by the Kneff area - for he was the "PILLAR OF THE COMMUNIITY"!!!! Always helpful, with good advice. Always willing to lend a helping hand. Danny was a great example for every citizen to follow. We will greatly miss him.

Greg Phillips

January 3rd

Prayers and Good Thoughts for the FAMILY

Steve and Hayle Gray

January 3rd

Our deepest sympathies in these difficult times, prayers for comfort for the family.

Suzanne &Britt Brown

January 3rd

We are so very sorry for your loss Donna. 💕💕

Marilyn Lewis

January 3rd

Craig Lee

January 3rd

RIP Danny always Enjoyed our Conversations. And all the Help with Fire Department

Brad & Tina Briscoe

January 4th

I had the pleasure of knowing Danny most of my life. Such a wonderful person and always willing to help out with whatever problem you had. Truly be missed and please accept our deepest sympathy.

Ronnie & Cindy Tate. (Lusk)

January 3rd

Donna & family. Danny was a good friend & neighbor to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Praying the memories of this good hearted man will help get you through the times ahead. We Love you ❤️

David and Vicki Blackwell

January 3rd

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. What a good hearted soul he was. Wishing your family comfort and peace.

Steve & Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler

January 5th

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave welty

January 5th

Donna and family—-sorry for your loss, I played football With Danny in high school; he was a good player and a Good friend.

John and Sallie Rourk

January 3rd

He was a wonderful gentleman and a great friend, I was glad to have known him. He will be dearly missed.

Bud and Angel Brown

January 4th

So sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers arexwith you all

Michael Scott

January 7th

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Cindy Tatman

January 6th

Our sincere condolences to each and everyone of Danny’s family. He was a kindhearted hardworking man. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around you all to comfort you during the difficult days ahead. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

David Lewis

January 3rd

Hello friends Donna and family. We all are so sorry to hear about our good friend, Danny. He was such a great Christian fellow and friend. You all have my sincere sympathy and friendship. With love and prayers, Dave Lewis

Kelvin Winters

January 3rd

My prayers to you all. Danny was a wonderful person!!!

Scott and Dibble Kroesen

January 3rd

So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Always in my heart. 💙✝️💚

brad williams

January 4th

I have great memories of Danny and Donna when I was young. Danny was a great person to be around and a hard worker. Danny and Donna always were kind to me and were both a great witness for our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Thanks and may God bless and comfort the family during this time.

Steve and Cindy Valbert

January 4th

Sorry for your loss, you will be in our prayers.

 

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