Gerald 'Jack' McClellan

Gerald A. “Jack” McClellan, 90, Lu Verne, passed away June 25, 2019, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge. A funeral service was held Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at the Lu Verne United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Lu Verne Cemetery with military honors. 

Gerald Arthur McClellan was born July 27, 1928, in Lu Verne, to Clinton and Clara (Genrich) McClellan. He graduated from Lu Verne High School in 1947. While in school, he worked for the railroad. After graduation, he worked around the country, working in mines in Idaho and picking fruit in the state of Washington. Jack joined the United States Navy in July of 1950 and served his country during the Korean War. After leaving the service in 1954, he came home and started farming with his father on the family farm.

On May 11, 1956, Jack was united in marriage to Darlene May Patterson at Fort Dodge. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lu Verne and belonged to the American Legion. Jack enjoyed playing cards, golfing, bowling, fishing, going to sporting events at the school, taking trips to the casino and traveling with Darlene out West to see his brother.

Left to cherish Jack’s memory are his children, Howard Craig (Kathy) McClellan of Lu Verne, Pamela Bormann of Humboldt and Karen McGregor of Lu Verne; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a sister Karen Johnston of Oxford, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Darlene on Nov. 25, 2000; three brothers, Glen, Donald and Howard McClellan; four sisters, Mary Powell, Kathleen Meyer, Marjorie Wilson and Dorothy Weller; and son-in-law John McGregor.

Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.

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