To the Family of Scott E. McAllister,
So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Scott. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Scott.
Scott E. McAllister, 62, of Mt. Pleasant, passed quietly from health issues he had fought for several years. He was born February 1, 1956, in Mt. Pleasant, to Dan and Bette Fleenor McAllister. Scott graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1974 and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. He worked in the seed business and on the family farms all of his life. He enjoyed raising cattle and farming with his dad. In 1977, he started working in his father's business as a salesman. He bought the Miner Seed House in Fairfield in 1979 and became production manager for Mt. Pleasant and Fairfield. Under his leadership, McAllister Seed Company became the first to introduce semi-dwarf soybeans, cyst nematode resistant soybeans, STS and glysophate resistant soybeans in the tri-state area. He became general manager in 1986. McAllister served as a director on various boards including the Iowa Soybean Association, the Associated Hybrid Producers, The Soybean Research Foundation, Iowa Certified Seed Association and Independent Professional Seedmen. He also served on Several committees of the Iowa Seed Association and the American Seed Trade Association. He won both corn and soybean yield contests in Henry County and was the tri-state top seed producer for Garst Seed Company in 1989. His father sold McAllister Seed Company and retired in 1988. Scott started his own seed company in 1991, dedicating the majority of his time to building that company. He loved tractor pulling and successfully campaigned modified tractors in the 70's and 80's; pulling three times in the "Big One" in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a director on the board of the Iowa Tractor Puller's Association; eventually becoming President. He was a delegate to the board of the National Tractor Pulling Association and was instrumental in organizing the Skunk River Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. McAllister started late model dirt track racing and put together his own team in 2000. That team went on to win two Track Championships and the Deery Brothers Summer Series. He enjoyed attending shows and sales with Bob Gabeline and Dennis Polk. Due to increasing health problems, Mr. McAllister retired in 2012. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents and grandparents. Survivors include his brother, Rande (Dixie) of Mt. Pleasant, sister Teresa of Naples, Florida and a multitude of friends all over the United States.
The funeral service for Scott McAllister will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at Elliott Chapel, New London with Mr. Dick Swartzendruber officiating. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at the chapel with the family present to receive friends from 5 - 7 PM. Memorials have been established for 4-H Clubs of Henry County and Great River Tractor Pulling Association.
To the Family of Scott E. McAllister,
Our relationship was mostly long distance but I don’t know anyone we felt closer to than
Scotty. He was always a friend indeed. We loved tractorpulling with him and even campaigned his Showtime in the South when he couldn’t be here. There was the Louisville trips topped by none. We will never forget. Now you are not hurting and you gave it a fight. 💔💔💦😇. Wish we were there but know we are in spirit
Sorry for your loss we knew Scott most of his life great seed man and tractor restorer you are in our prayers
So sorry for your loss your family is in my thoughts and prayers
My condolences to Scotty's family. I got to know him through Rick Dyer and Bob Beck back in the early 90's - and I haven't seen him since I left the mid-west in 93. However when I saw his obituary I was saddened immediately. He was such a funny, sweet man. I will remember him fondly. Maia Peterson Ingle, Charleston, SC.
My condolances to Scotty and his family. Scotty and I have had some wonderful times together and always was a upbeat jokester. He always had a story or a joke to tell.
You will be missed. Warre Ropp (Iron Elk Pulling Team)
Thank you for all your gift of friendship for so many year, Scott. You will be missed by many but will live on in our hearts. May you rest in peace. Debbie Turley Schmidt
Scott was an employee of KILJ Radio in Mt. Pleasant for a while as a young man. His sparkling sense of humor came across the airwaves just like it did in person. He accomplished much and made life better for many people. I'd say his stay on earth is one to be proud of. Thanks for all you did for us Scott, keep em smiling in heaven!!! John and Susie Kuhens
I really enjoyed reconnecting with Scotty these last few months, I loved your writing and storytelling! I do think you missed your calling! One of the most decent and kind people in Mt pleasant. Oh yes, can not forget to mention the jokes, an encyclopedia of jokes!
Loved our messaging and musing on life and the people we are. Gods speed Scotty,
Scott and I were great friends in our high school years way back when. I will always remember his great sense of humor, his kindness and his wonderful smile. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. He will be missed by those who were lucky enough to have known him.