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10/23/2017 8:00:00 AM
Funeral for Loren McClellan Oct. 25 at Zion

The funeral service for Loren H. McClellan, 93, of rural Stewartville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Byron Meline officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
Mr. McClellan died of natural causes on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Stewartville Care Center where he had resided for the past four months.
Loren Howard McClellan was born on June 6, 1924 in Pleasant Valley Township, Mower County, to Luverne and Helen (Evenson) McClellan. He grew up on the family farm in High Forest Township, attended High Forest country schoolhouse and then began farming with his family.
Loren was married on Dec. 7, 1947 in Hayfield, to Betty Jane Hodge. Loren and Betty resided on the McClellan home farm near Stewartville and born to their union were four boys and two girls. They farmed and continued to make their home there for many years. Loren was a lifelong farmer and also was employed for two years at Libby, McNeill and Libby in Rochester from 1969 to 1971. Betty was a homemaker and was also employed as a nursing assistant at the Stewartville Care Center for over 30 years. Mrs. McClellan died on May 24, 2015. Loren was a longtime active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville where he ushered and helped on Mondays with counting Sunday's tithing. The last six years of his life he lived with his son Matt and daughter-in-law Nancy in their home in rural Chatfield. He enjoyed farming, keeping busy and the occasional card game. He loved time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A special thanks to all of his caregivers including Season's Hospice and the Stewartville Care Center for the love and care you provided for him in the last months of his life.
Loren is survived by two daughters and four sons, Bernice (John) Kahn of Plainview. Matthew (Nancy) McClellan of Chatfield, Glenn (Jean) McClellan of West Salem, Wis., Leslie (Randi) McClellan of Stewartville, Helen (Dale) Hartzell of Wabasha and Neil (Betty) McClellan of Stewartville; 14 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane, his parents and an infant brother. Maurice.
A time of visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday morning.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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