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Tammi S. Mallos
  • Housing Resources, Inc.
    420 Alcott Street, #200
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001

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“Mike, my deepest sympathy. Once again I did a search for your name as I've done a handful of times over the years and I saw Tammi's obituary. I would...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Al Sterner - Pewaukee, WI

“My deepest condolences go out to your family ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Vicky McGowan - Kalamazoo, MI

“Tammi was a beautiful person inside and out. My daughter, Annie, had her for the Hospitality EFA a few years back and was lucky enough to travel to...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Jodi Drews - Portage, MI

“My Condolence's go out for the Mallos Family. I worked with Tammi for many years serving on various committees with KRESA Career & Technical...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Ridderman - GOBLES, MI

“To Mike & Family, My deepest sympathies for your loss, you are all in my thoughts during this time of sorrow. Reading through other messages Tammi...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“My friend, Tami. She was to out-live me. Did I ever tell her that each time I hear Fleetwood Mac I think of her? During our undergrad years in...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Joy Lenz - Green Valley, AZ

“Part 1. My friend, Tami. She was to out-live me. Did I ever tell her that each time I hear Fleetwood Mac I think of her? During our undergrad...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Joy Lenz - Friend

“My friend, Tami. She was to out-live me. Did I ever tell her that each time I hear Fleetwood Mac I think of her? During our undergrad years in...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Joy Lenz - Friend

“Every time I see another photo of Tammi, I don't know whether to smile or tear-up. We have so many photos with her as she has been part of David's...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Terry Eisenbart - Corrales, NM

“My friend, Tami. She was to out-live me. Did I ever tell her that each time I hear Fleetwood Mac I think of her? During our undergrad years in...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Joy Lenz - Friend

“She was such a good teacher to all the students, she made sure they stayed on track and was super caring and making sure everyone got the help she...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Kia Brooks - Vicksburg, MI

“Tammi was such a solid person and encouragement to all of us, bringing guidance, stability and sacrificial love into our lives. No matter what was...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Dana Howard - Milford, DE

“I had the pleasure of knowing Tammi through the 4-H horse project. She had the warmest smile and kindest heart. She was always willing to help...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Barb Vizard - Vicksburg, MI

“Mrs. Mallos was the most amazing teacher, she was always there when I needed someone to talk to but mostly when I was stressed about my classes, she...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Torie Bargs - Vicksburg, MI

“The thing I looked forward to the most on the first day back to school was getting to see Tammi. We used every free moment to catch up on life and...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Secord Vicksburg High School - MI

“Cathy & I lives were better just for knowing her God Bless ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Frank & Cathy Schroth - Livonia, MI

“My sincere condolences to the Mallos family on the loss of such a wonderful woman, wife, mother, sister, and daughter. Having known Tammi for 40...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: David & Terry Eisenbart - NM

“Oh Mike we are so sorry to hear that your beautiful, sweet Tammi has passed away. When I think of Tammi, I see her beautiful smile and loving eyes....Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Al and Connie Pasteris - NM

“Our deepest sympathies to Mike and family. Will miss seeing Tammi on her jet ski or mowing the lawn, always a bright and cheerful smile. She will...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer King - RICHLAND, MI

“Rest in the most beautiful place my friend. Your journey has just begun and you have left a beautiful legacy here with all of us.Love you! Marcia ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: MARCIA ROHR (GRENNAN) - PORTAGE, MI

“The Mallos Family:Tammi was an inspiration to me. She made you smile. Even during some of her rough times, Tammi kept wearing her big smile and was...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Lorrie Jancarz - Vicksburg, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Linda and Kennie Jones ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Kennie and Linda Jones - Poquoson, VA

“Tammi was a bright light, so kind and friendly. She always asked about my Carly when I would run into her and Mike at the park. She will be missed....Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Marge Veenkant

“I have so many wonderful memories of Tammi. I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to live with Mike and Tammi when I moved to Kalamazoo. One of my...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Allen Lindstrom - Portage, MI

“My dear friend, Tammi! The giggles & talks we shared over our long friendship wont ever be far from my heart! I admired everything about you - your...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Sandy Cavallaro - Brighton, MI

“Mike, Nikki and D - the Walbridge's share your heart brake in losing Tammi. She was a beautiful soul. We have many fond memories of Tammi during...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Stephanie and Jay, Joe Jake and Annie Walbridge - MI

“Tammi was one of the best EFE teachers. I loved talking horses with her too. She is a gem whose light shown all around those who knew her. I am so...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Cheryl Ulsh - SCHOOLCRAFT, MI

“Tammi always had a way of inspiring me to never give up, her smile, her energy, her words of encouragement, her determination, gave me hope and...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Kris DeRyder - Kalamazoo, MI

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Tammi S. Mallos, 59 of Richland, MI passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 after a nearly 8-year battle with cancer. Tammi was born in Caledonia, MN, on January 17, 1963 to Duane and Marlene Howard. She grew up in Fountain, MN and attended high school in Rochester, MN. Following high school, Tammi graduated with a dual degree in Marketing and Music from Mankato State University. She moved to Milwaukee, WI to pursue a career in marketing of sheet music at Hal Leonard Publishing. In Milwaukee she met her future husband, Mike Mallos and they were married on September 22, 1990. Tammi and Mike came to the Kalamazoo, MI area where Tammi earned her master's degree in education at Western Michigan University and began a 30-year vocation of teaching and mentoring young adults. For many of these years she taught a hospitality related careers course and every year would orchestrate a trip for her students to Disney World in Florida for behind-the-scenes education in their operations. Tammi was instrumental in teaching her students many life skills like, resume writing, CPR training, interviewing for a job, food safety certification, and self-discipline.

Tammi, Mike, and their two children moved to Richland, MI in 2005. Tammi has always had a love for animals and fostered that love in her children. While in Richland, she and Mike built pastures at their house to quarter several horses over many years. Tammi would be up every day (rain/shine/snow/freezing temps) at 5:30AM to feed the horses before going to school. She also lived the vocation of raising and supporting her children in everything they were doing. Whether it be sports, academics, or relationships, she was always there for them and their friends. One of her greatest joys was watching as the children grew into the smart, caring, and responsible young adults that they are. More recently, she and Mike moved to Gull Lake where they enjoyed spending time hiking, boating, and soaking up the sun. Tammi will forever be remembered by her beautiful smile, selfless giving, and endless love for all of us lucky enough to meet her.

Tammi is survived by her husband, Mike Mallos of Richland; children, Demitrius (Teri) Mallos of Schaumburg, IL and Nikki Mallos of Richland, MI; sisters, Renee White of Sacramento, CA, and Diane Howard of Rochester, MN; brothers, Dana (Sherry) Howard of Milford, DE, David (Pam) Peterson of Altoona, WI, and Jim Peterson of Klamath Falls, MN; nieces, Courtney Howard of Nashville, TN, Candace Howard of Nashville, TN, and Christa Howard of Milford, DE; nephews, Josh Keep of Rochester, MN, and Christian Howard of Columbus, OH. She was preceded in death by parents Marlene and Bob Peterson and Duane Howard; grandparents Dale and Evelyn Besse, Selma and Peter Howard.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 30th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89), Richland, MI 49083 where a memorial service to celebrate Tammi's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 31st. The service will be Live-streamed and may be viewed at Memorials directed to the KRESA Foundation – In Memory of Tammi Mallos, 1819 E. Milham Road Portage, MI 49002 Attn: Scott Thomas, where they will be establishing a scholarship in Tammi's name or Housing Resources, Inc. 420 Alcott Street, #200 Kalamazoo, MI 49001, would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Tammi may be placed at