Dan Eldon McAllister
Dan Eldon McAllister, 89, Naples, Fla., and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Naples.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m., at North Naples United Methodist Church Chapel. Visitation will take on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, Mt. Pleasant. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Deborah Stowers officiating. Burial will take place at Forest Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bette McAllister Memorial Fund (30506066), c/o The Holden Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, The University of Iowa Foundation, 1 West Park Road, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244; St Matthew’s House, www.stmatthewshouse.org; or the Salvation Army, www.salvationarmyusa.org. For online condolences, please visit www.fullernaples.com or www.olsonpowell.com.
Born in Mt. Union, on May 8, 1924, he was the son of Harry H. and Hazel E. (Kester) McAllister, He lived in Mt. Pleasant prior to relocating to Naples in 1988.
Working as a farmer prior to founding the McAllister Seed Company, he served as the past president of the Iowa Seed Dealers Association, Western Seedmans Association, Soybean Research Foundation and Mt. Pleasant Bank and Trust.
More recently, he was a member of the North Naples United Methodist Church and Moorings Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf and watching football, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes and Florida Gators.
He is survived by his children, Rande A. (Dixie) McAllister of Mt. Pleasant, Teresa A. McAllister of Naples, Fla., and Scott E. McAllister of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Eileen Luke of Tyler, Texas; and step-children, Lynne (Ric) Pritchett and Jeff (Linda) Roberts, all of Ft. Myers, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bette (Fleenor) McAllister; second wife, Christine (Magaha) McAllister; and brother, Harry H. McAllister, Jr.