Cornerstone Bank official, community volunteer dies

Dale McAllister sells a ticket during the annual pancake breakfast as part of the Glenn Miller Festival held last month. He was awarded a lifetime member to the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society for his 25 plus years of contributions to the society that plans the festival and manages the Miller museum. McAllister died over the weekend. (Herald-Journal file photo)

Cornerstone Bank President and Chief Executive Officer and longtime contributor to Clarinda Dale McAllister unexpectedly died in his home as his body was discovered Sunday, June 30. He was 63.

“This is a loss to his family and his bank family,” according to a statement released by Cornerstone Bank. “We ask for your patience, respect and understanding during this difficult time for all of us.”

He had been with the bank for 12 years.

Cornerstone plans to be closed during the funeral service which is 11 a.m., Friday, July 5, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

McAllister was involved in various organizations. During the Glenn Miller Festival last month, he was honored for his more than 25 years of service to the board that organizes the event and operates the museum. He served as treasurer.

McAllister served on the Clarinda Regional Health Center board of directors for two terms until he lost a re-election bid in 2017. He was first elected in 2009.

“It’s a shock,” said Ron Richardson about McAllister’s death. He had served with McAllister on the health center board.

 “I always had respect for his devotion to community and its aspirations. He was a hard worker for everybody in town. It will be tough to find somebody to fill in all the places he served for so long and diligently,” he said.

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