Lorene McClellan, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora. She was 83 years old.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Mora.
Lorene Alice (DeLong) McClellan of Brook Park, MN, passed away at St. Clare’s on February 16, 2021. She was 83 years old.
Lorene was born December 26, 1937, in Santiago, MN to Ward A & Frances K (Pozorski) DeLong. She was one of eight children. She lived in the Gilman area, and then moved to Washington state for a time, before returning to Brook Park where she graduated from Pine City High School. She married Thomas George McClellan on May 10, 1958. To this union four children were born. They lived in several places including Colorado, South Dakota, Isanti, and Ogilvie; before settling on the farm northeast of Mora where they lived for 56 years. She was a stay-at-home mom for most of her children’s younger years. She then worked for Ben Franklin. In later years she also worked for Mary Smith Accounting and Roman Miller Insurance Agency before retiring.
She was a 4-H Leader, taught CCD, and was active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She loved gardening: both vegetable and flowers. She loved being outdoors, birdwatching and spending time with her family. She enjoyed a variety of arts and crafts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her children Charles (Judy) McClellan, Dan (Karen) McClellan, Theresa (Russ) Magaard, and Timothy (Jodie Johnson) McClellan; grandchildren, Jeff, Nick (Renee), Brianne, Scott, Duncan, Ian, Jon, and Colin; and great grandchildren, Henry and Violet. She is also survived by her brother Richard DeLong of Georgia, sister-in-law Joyce DeLong of Wisconsin, and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by these and many other relatives and friends.