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Thomas M. McAllister

June 5, 1965 ~ February 3, 2017 (age 51)

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     Thomas M. McAllister, age 51, of Backus, MN passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, February 3, 2017. 

     Tom was born on June 5, 1965 in St. Paul, MN to Jerry and Diane (Young) McAllister.  He graduated from Mounds View High School in 1983 and was very proud to have been the Captain of the swim team his senior year.  He went on to attend Bemidji State University before enlisting in the United States Navy.  After his honorable discharge in 1990, Tom lived in San Diego, CA where he met Jennifer Fields. They were married in 1997 and made their home in Stacy, MN.  Tom worked at Lawson Software for many years.  In the past few years, Tom and Jennifer had lived in Backus, MN.

     Tom was an outdoor enthusiast.   He enjoyed being on the water and looked forward to boating and waterskiing on area lakes in the summer.  He was an avid golfer and fit in a round or two whenever possible.  He had a love and appreciation for all kinds of music, was a sports fanatic and had a soft spot for animals of all kinds.  He will also be remembered for his great sense of humor.

     He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; his parents, Jerry and Diane; two brothers:  Robert (Lynn) and Jim (Jean); his in-laws, Bob and Sue Fields; as well as other relatives and friends.

     A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Dennis Funeral Home in Walker with Pastor Matt McWaters officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to an Animal Shelter or Humane Society of the donors choosing.  


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