Frederick "Jack" McClelland, 89, of Tiffin, a former Bloomville resident, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Seneca House in Tiffin.
He was born May 23, 1923, in Tiffin to Rush and Doris (Smoot) McClelland. Dec. 5, 1953, he married Annemarie Burtzlaff in Berlin, Germany. She preceded him in death June 5, 1998.
Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline (Donn) Kemp of Marysville and Susan (Rick) Campbell of Bloomville; a sister, Margean Kinser of Tiffin; a brother, Charles "Skip" (Roselle) McClelland of Granby, Colo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela, and a sister, Wilda Rose McClelland.
Jack was a master gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1968 after 25 years of service. He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict and was also involved in the Berlin airlift in the Berlin Honor Guard. He received many medals, including a Purple Heart. He also was a retired foreman from Hayes-Albion Corp. in Tiffin.
Jack was a member of the Bloomville United Church of Christ, a member of the Caufield American Legion Post 434 and a 1942 graduate of Bloomville High School. He was an avid fisherman and Cleveland Indians fan, and he enjoyed gardening, loved playing cards and was known as the euchre king, and loved his children, grandchildren and dogs.
The funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with the Rev. Cathy Wirth officiating. Burial is in Woodlawn Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans Council of Tiffin.
Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or to the Bloomville United Church of Christ.
Online condolences may be made to the family at lindseyoldsfh.com.