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Herbert Edward McClellan

November 6, 1938 — February 26, 2024

Tiffin

Herbert Edward McClellan, 85, of Tiffin, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2024, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.  He was born November 6, 1938, in Tiffin, to Herbert L. and Marie (Peer) McClellan. He married Karen Bacher, and she is deceased.  Later he married Catherine Davis, and she died in 2001.

Survivors include two daughters, Christine (Ron) Markle, Fishertown, Pennsylvania, and Teresa (Kevin Hoerig) McClellan of Tiffin; a step-daughter, Cheryl Baxter of Florida; a step-son, Kenneth (Janice) Dunmire of Texas; two grandchildren, Tonya (David) Reaugh and Kyrya (Cheyenne) Ranker; six great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, two brothers, John (Chris) McClellan of Fremont and Richard (Betty) McClellan of Tiffin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wives, a son, Donald McClellan, a sister, Patricia Depinet and his beloved dog, Sadie.

Herb was a graduate of Calvert High School.  He served in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he earned his captain’s license. He retired from National Machinery.  He was also a blacksmith by trade and owned a blacksmith shop.  He served many area fairgrounds as a farrier.  He attended both St. Mary Catholic Church and First Lutheran Church and was a member of the Tiffin Moose and Nugent’s Yacht Club.  While he lived in Ohio City, he served as an EMT/Firefighter.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., all at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St. Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113. Rev. Matthew Rader will officiate the service.  The burial will take place in Seneca Memory Gardens immediately following the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Seneca County or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

214 South Monroe Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 1, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

214 South Monroe Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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Interment following funeral service

Friday, March 1, 2024

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Seneca Memory Gardens Mausoleum

4565 U.S. 224
Tiffin, OH 44883

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