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David Edwin McClaran

Posted August 21, 2012 in Obituaries, Winterset

March 23, 1933- August 16, 2012

David Edwin McClaran

David Edwin McClaran, son of James Hayes McClaran and Emma Henrietta (Covington) McClaran was born March 23, 1933 in Decatur County, Iowa. He passed away at his home near Decatur City, Iowa on August 16, 2012 at 79 years of age.David graduated from Leon High School. He was drafted into the US Army and served during the Korean conflict from 1953 – 1955. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Marie Rohde on July 18, 1953, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The family moved to Colorado where David worked for Mountain Bell/US West/Quest Telephone – first in Greeley as a lineman, then in Sterling as an installer then on to Julesburg and Yuma, Colorado where he became a central office repairman. He was a volunteer fireman in Yuma from 1964-1990.

David was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the NRA. Dave’s passion in life was his horses. He started out in Colorado riding cutting horses for 5 years in the AQHA. He then worked into showing and fitting yearling studs and fillies for futurities and halter classes. He also put together his own breeding program to raise his halter prospects. His favorite broodmare was a 3 time AQHA World Show qualifier in the Aged Mare division. In 1991, he retired to Decatur City on the farm/ranch where he grew up. He continued to raise Quarter horses and ran a small herd of black angus cows. He also was able to enjoy fishing, turkey and deer hunting.

Those relatives who preceded David in death were his parents; and brother-in-law, Robert Manchester.

David leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Carolyn McClaran of Leon; son, Rodney James (Lori Ann) McClaran of Sterling, CO; daughter, Melanee Jo Krueger of Sterling, CO; daughter, June Andra (Tom) Lattimore of Good Thunder, MN; son, Bruce Harve (Stephanie) McClaran of Aurora, CO; son, Randy Wade McClaran of Tempe, AZ; sister, Roberta Dean Manchester of Monmouth, IL; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa

No Visitation is scheduled.

Private family services will be at a later date.

Information provided by:
Kale Funeral Home
301 Main Street
Osceola, IA 50213

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