Richard S. "Bud" McAllister, 78, of Lacon, died on January 14, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare in Henry. Born in Henry on July 25, 1937 to the late Park and Marion Sivell McAllister, he married Renee Klein on April 12, 1996 in Lacon. She survives.
Bud was a park ranger at the Marshall County Conservation Area for Illinois DNR for over 30 years, retiring in 1997. He also was a member of the Marshall Putnam Fair Board since 1988.
Bud served his country in the Army at Fort Bragg. He loved spending time with the grandboys, especially during county fair time when they would help work Bud's gate.
Bud is also survived by: his brother John McAllister of Wenona; sister Marjorie Rossetti of Henry; stepdaughter Dawn Michel of Bradford; and grandchildren Ethan & Evan.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers: Thomas, Peter, James, David, & Daniel.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial of ashes will be in the Henry Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Marshall Putnam County Fair in Bud's name. Online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com.
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