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Jeaninne McAllister

Dear Classes of 1989, 1994, & 2020:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Jeaninne McAllister on Thursday, Aug. 6th.

Jeaninne was the mother of Damian McAllister ('89), Mark McAllister, Bridget (McAllister) Bowden ('94), and the grandmother of Harrison McAllister, Josephine Bowden('20), Alyssa McAllister, Ethan McAllister ('21), Simon Bowden ('21), Braiden McAllister, Emilia Bowden ('23), Mathias McAllister ('23), Nathaniel McAllister ('25), Margaret Bowden ('28) and Adam Bowden ('30).



Jeannine M. McAllister died peacefully on Thursday August 6th, 2020 at the age of 73, at Sanford Hospice, with her children.

Jeannine was born on March 23, 1947 in La Crosse, WI to Herbert and Rosalie Spalla. She was the 10th Child of 13. She attended and graduated from Desoto Public schools in 1965 and attended graduate school at Manpower Business Institute. She worked for Gateway Transportation from 1965 to 1973.

In 1973, she was united in marriage to Donald McAllister in DeSoto, WI.

Don and Jeannine moved to Fargo, ND, in December of 1974 with their two young sons, Damian and Mark, to purchase Hurley’s Religious Goods. In 1975, they settled into a new home, business, and welcomed their daughter, Bridget. They were able to serve the Lord with supplying the clergy and their churches with all their needs. Their son, Mark, and daughter, Bridget, joined Don and Jeannine at Hurley’s Religious Goods.

Jeannine’s favorite things were going to the grandchildren’s events at school and helping with the parish bazaar. She was an avid supporter of the Catholic School system.

She served on the school Board for St Mary’s school as well as the Fargo Public school Board.

She sponsored several foreign families and remained in contact with them.

She loved to travel and visited Italy, Cambodia, Medjugorje, Thailand and many others.

She is survived by three children: Damian (Tami) McAllister of Fargo, ND; Mark McAllister of West Fargo, ND; Bridget (Ross) Bowden of Fargo, ND; eleven grandchildren: Harrison (Chantel), Josephine, Alyssa, Ethan, Simon, Braiden, Emilia, Matthias, Nathanial, Margaret and Adam.

Jeannine was preceded in death by her Husband Don, parents Herbert and Rosalie Spalla, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Service at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 710 S 10th St. Fargo, August 15th, 2020 at 11:00 am with visitation 1 hour before.

Visitation at St. Anthony of Padua Church August 14th, 2020 at 5:00-7:00pm with Vigil at 7:00pm

Place of burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North

In lieu of flowers, memorials to JPII Catholic Schools Endowment Fund are preferred.

She was under the care of Sanford Hospice.



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