Sister Dolores (Eugene) McAllister, OSF, died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the age of 96.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Francis House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Dolores, daughter of the late Joseph and Angeline (Klein) McAllister, was born May 27, 1925 in Cascade, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cascade. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from St. Mary’s on August 25, 1945. She was received with the name Sister Mary Eugene on August 12, 1946 and made her final profession of vows on August 12, 1951.
Sister received her bachelor’s degree in education at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, IA. She ministered in Iowa at Holy Ghost, Holy Trinity, and Sacred Heart, Dubuque; Fillmore; St. Edwards, Waterloo; Luxemburg; Jesup; Cascade; and St. Donatus. She also ministered in Illinois at North Riverside.
Sister is survived by her sister Rita Hoffmann, her brother Joseph (Margaret) McAllister, her sisters-in-law Beverly McAllister and Marlene McAllister, nieces, nephews, and her Franciscan sisters.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Irene (Walter) Huber, Alberta (Hal) Van Nest, Loretta (Robert) Minton, Margaret (Joseph) Bakey, Kathleen McAllister, and Cecelia (Joseph) Koob; her brothers, James (Florence) McAllister, Donald (Cecelia) McAllister, Paul (Myrtle) McAllister, Robert (Margaret) McAllister, Charles McAllister, and Thomas McAllister; and a brother-in-law, Jerome Hoffmann.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis.