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Lois E. McAllister, age 94, formerly of Ypsilanti and Indian River, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Vista Springs-Northview in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Edward Arthur & Winifred Francis Masak, she was born on November 7, 1922 in  Detroit.

On October 24, 1942, she married Bruce Wellington McAllister and together they enjoyed 70 years of marriage and raised two sons.  Lois also worked outside the home as a cashier at Meijer, retiring in 1986.  She enjoyed golf, crafting, baking, and especially spending time with her family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Sharon Simons and Shirley Lemme.  Surviving are her two sons, Brian & Kathleen McAllister of Sparta, and David & Gayle McAllister of Pinckney;  five grandchildren;  three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place.  Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lois' online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.



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  1. The Perridge Family on April 15, 2017 at 12:00 am

  2. Jim and Dorene Boyd on April 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Dear Dave and Brian and families,

    I wanted to pass along our sincere condolences at the passing of your mother. I still recall those fun times 50+ years ago when my mom would send me to your place in Ypsilanti for a few days each summer, and how nice Aunt Lois and Uncle Bruce were to me when I arrived at the “big city” from the farm country! Brian, thanks for tracking me down and letting me know; I know we’ve not been in touch for many years and I appreciate it. I did try to give you a call back and left a message. I hope we can reconnect soon. Again, our sincere sympathies.

    Jim and Dorene Boyd

  3. Brian & Elaine on April 17, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Brian, Dave, and family,

    What a beautiful lady. 70 years of marriage is amazing. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys!


  4. Ann Simons on April 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

  5. Susan Price Diroff on May 26, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Dear Brian and Family,
    I just found out about your Mom. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was one of the most special people I ever meet. Her empathy, sense of humor and great love for you and your brother was boundless. Plus she played a mean hand of cards. My prayer and thoughts are with all of you at this time.

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