Gary Lee McCleland Sr.

Gary Lee McCleland Sr., 67, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020, at his daughter's residence in Rolling Prairie surrounded by his family.


He was born on October 14, 1952 in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Farrell McCleland and Gladys (Troeger) McCleland.


First and foremost Gary's passion in life was his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The things he loved to do were, playing golf, metal detecting, collecting rocks, and was a history buff.


On October 14, 1992, in Niles, MI, he married Patricia (Simpson) McCleland who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his three daughters, Beth (Kip) Prast of Rolling Prairie, IN, JoedeCovyeou of Niles, MI, Raychel (Thomas) Bogaert of La Porte, IN; four sons, James (Kristin) McCleland of Tempe, AZ, Gary (Michelle) McCleland of Noblesville, IN, Seth (Tricia) McCleland of Noblesville, IN, Richard (Candy) Whitmire of Niles, MI; two brothers, Robert (Connie) McCleland, Michael (Paula) McCleland; sister, Karen (Bennie) Rison; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James McCleland.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Monday, August 31 from 9:30 AM until service time at 11 am.  A life celebration will be held at 11 am (CST), at the funeral home with Kyle McClelandofficiating.  A graveside service will then be held at 2 PM (EST) at Oakridge Cemetery in Buchanan, MI.


Memorial contributions may be made to a Hospice Facility of your choice in Gary's name.

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