In Memory of

John A. McAlpine

October 25, 1954 - April 24, 2019
From: Larrabee, IA

John “Pump” Antohny McAlpine, the son of Eugene and Ruth (Christopher) McAlpine was born October 25, 1954, in Hartley, IA. His childhood years were spent in Sheldon, IA, where he received his education.  Following his education, John worked for many years in the construction business building grain elevators.

 John may have looked rough on the outside but had a huge heart. He invented his own way of doing things and will be remembered for his sense of humor. You never knew what he was going to say, and he was also a collector of many things. He always had a saying for everything such as “It’s not bing, bang, boom” and ”If you’re waiting for me- your backing up”

 In his free time he enjoyed riding his Harley, tinkering in the garage, shooting guns, and his boat. Most of all, he enjoyed making his grandchildren smile.

 On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, John passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Ruth McAlpine; and two brothers, Mark McAlpine and Matthew McAlpine.

 He will be remembered by his wife, Marlene of Larrabee, IA; daughter, Christina (Isaac) McAlpine of Larrabee, IA; son, Tony McAlpine of Larrabee, IA; grandchildren, Alana, Ezra, and Braxton; and one sister, Mary (Ralph) Wolterman of Garnett, KS; he is also survived by other family and friends.

Tribute Video

A Celebration of Life for John will take place at a later date.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:41 AM
“I miss you already, John. This video portrays your life perfectly. Fun loving, sometimes over serious, but always time for the kids. Walk with JESUS free of pain. Give Wayne a big hug for me. Til we meet again.”
- Arlene Krogman
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:50 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Knowing your family I can tell John was a good man and will be missed by all.”
- Casey Engleman
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:01 AM
“Glad we were able to meet John, our prayer to all the family. ”
- Eva Porra
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:01 AM
“Sympathy to Marlene, & family. John will be missed by many. ”
- Larry & Rae Lynn Schnider
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:01 AM
“So sorry to hear about John. I enjoyed the few times I got to visit with him. All my love and prayers for you and your family.”
- Betty Fessler Ervin
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:04 AM
“Marlene, Christina and Tony: I am sorry to hear of John's passing. Sending love to you all in this hard time. ”
- Jennie Noble
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:04 AM
“So sorry to her about John. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP John drive that lawnmower all over up there. ”
- Amy Strahmann Booher
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:04 AM
“Sorry for your Loss..!
May God Speed John Home
Pray he finds peace
- Jacob Bush
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:31 AM
“We are so Sorry for the Loss of John ..We are sending Prayers and Condolences. May he rest in peace ..

- Satch and Sherry
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:31 AM
“My deepest condolences. I have nothing but the fondest memories of John. Tony and Christina I'm so sorry for your loss.. I hope they sell camel straights in heaven.”
- Chester Bush
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:31 AM
“So sorry for you loss prayers and thoughts for your family ”
- Katie Richards
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:06 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss may God put his arms around you all ”
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:06 AM
“Our sympathy & prayers to Marlene, Tony & Christina.
Love you all! ”
- Sheila Starr
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