Thomas Herbert Allum, D.O., 81, of Rogers City, passed away Monday,
October 30, 2023, at McLaren Hospital of Cheboygan.
He was born on March 20, 1942, in Highland Park. The oldest child
of Herbert Frank Allum of Algonac, and Faith Theodora (Jensen) Allum of Onaway. He
graduated from Redford High School in 1960 and attended Olivet College where
he was president of the Kappa Sigma Alph fraternity. In 1963, he began medical
school at the Chicago College of Osteopathy where he was the Nobel Skull
(president) of the Atlas Club. In 1964, he married Lois Elaine Saarinen in Redford.
In 1968, welcomed his first child, Linnea Christine, in Chicago, Illinois. He
completed his postgraduate training in Saginaw, where he also welcomed his
second child, Robert Fraser in 1969. In 1970, he moved his family to Rogers City
when he joined the Rogers City Medical Group. He served as a general
practitioner for 45 years and retired in 2014.
He was an avid boater, first with a power boat and then took up sailing with
his family for many years. Upon retirement, he purchased a fishing boat and
enjoyed his time in the water in and around the Great Lakes from Rogers City to
Wawa, Ontario. One of his proudest accomplishments was becoming an Eagle
Scout. He loved nothing more than being a doctor and looking after his patients.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, his brother Edward (Mary) Allum, his
children Linnea (Menahem) Deitcher and Rober Faser Allum, D.O. (Amy), and
grandchildren Mariah Allum, Lily Deitcher, Leif Allum, Ayla Deitcher, Sarah
Deitcher, Nigel Allum, and Joseph Deitcher, and nephews Skip Allum and Dan
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Marilyn Allum.
Arrangements are in the care of Hentkowski Funeral Home, and a
celebration of his life will be on held June 22, 2024, at UP North 23 in Rogers City, at 2:00 PM.