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John T. Malloy

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John T. Malloy

John T. Malloy, 85, of Elk Point, South Dakota, passed away at Prairie Estates Care Center of Elk Point on November 9, 2013.

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A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. David Roehrich officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Burial of his ashes will take place at a later date as John has chosen to donate his remains to science.

John was born on January 10, 1928, in the living quarters of the Milwaukee Railroad Depot to John and Pauline (Kozel) Malloy.

John grew up in Tabor, South Dakota and graduated from Tabor High School in 1945.

John followed in his father's footsteps as a station agent. He began his career at the ripe age of 16 due to shortages of agents during WWII. John retired from the Milwaukee Railroad Co. after working for 34 years between Tabor, Trent and Vermillion.

On October 2, 1951, John was united in marriage with Mavis Syrovatka in Tabor, SD. John was a staunch Democrat who never passed up an opportunity to share his views on the subject of politics. He was also an avid hunter, particularly ducks, pheasants and deer. Some of his other hobbies included Pinochle, watching the Twins and Vikings play, automobiles, taxidermy, and especially eating Mavis' cooking.

John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mavis Malloy of Elk Point, South Dakota; his children, Glenn (Linda) Malloy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Donna (Frank) Phillips of Longwood, Florida, Bob (Kris) Malloy of Parkston, South Dakota, John J. (Fiance: Deb) Malloy of Sioux City, Iowa, and Jodi (Dan) Sampson of Owatonna, Minnesota; his 13 grandchildren; and his 3 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pauline Malloy; and his brother, Paul Malloy.

Memorials will be donated to the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historical District and the Elk Point Historical Society.

Services have been entrusted to the Kober Funeral Home of Elk Point.

Condolences may be posted online at www.koberfuneralhome.com.

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