Born: November 16, 1933 - Deceased: December 26, 2022
Donald. D. McAlister Sr. of Belleville, IL, age 89 formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022 at Memorial East hospital in Shiloh, IL, after a fall at home.
He was a US Navy Veteran, and attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He retired from Ralston Purina Company/Continental Baking Company in 1995 after 32 years of service. After retirement as a purchasing agent, he volunteered at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for 16 years. He was always a willing participant, assuming both a volunteer and leadership role, with his church, school, scouting, and company events. He loved making people laugh with his long-winded stories and jokes, and enjoyed western books and movies.
Above all, he was a wonderful son, husband of 66 years, father, grandfather and friend to many.
Donald was preceded in death by his:
He is survived by his:
If desired, memorials may be sent to Siteman Cancer Center or St. Louis University High School Scholarship Foundation, 4970 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.
Special thanks to Dr. Shah and Dr. Winston at Memorial Hospital East and the 4th floor nursing staff.
Visitation: Visitation from 1-2:00 pm, Friday, January 6th, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 6th, 2023, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Msgr. Bill McGhee officiating. Private interment.