Lorraine McClelland

Nov. 6, 1931 — Feb. 21, 2018


Funeral services for Lorraine Parsons McClelland, 86, of Algona, formerly of Fort Dodge and Lehigh, were held Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Algona at 10 a.m. with Rev. David Grindberg officiating. Visitation was Sunday 3 to 5 p.m., also at First Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial was at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Irvington. She died Feb. 21, 2018, at the West Bend Health and Rehab Center.

Lorraine Parsons McClelland was born Nov. 6, 1931 in Swea City, Iowa to Charlie and Pearl (Cassem) Stone. She attended Swea City Public Schools. She was united in marriage to Richard C. Parsons in 1948. To this union 10 children were born: Charles, Patricia, Trudy, Richard, Karla, Terry, Ronald, Rhonda, Samuel, and David. The family settled in the Algona area. Her husband Richard died in 1979. Lorraine moved to Fort Dodge in 1981 where she met her future husband Orville at a dance. Orville McClelland and Lorraine were married in 1984. They resided in Lehigh for over 30 years. Lorraine’s favorite hobby was dancing and more dancing. She attended the Polka Fest in Humboldt for years. She loved to travel and visit family. She worked at the Starlight Hotel for several years and was the custodian at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge for 21 years.

She is survived by her children; Charles (Darla) of Granada, Minn., Trudy (Donald) Holaday of Cumberland, Richard (Mary) of Fairmont, Minn., Terry (Sherri) of Burt, Ronald (Michele) of Burt, Rhonda of Algona, Samuel and fiancé Dee Rathjen of Algona, and David (Stephanie) of Lu Verne, 37 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings; Merlin (Carol) Stone of Algona, Joan Heun of Fort Dodge, and Judy (John) Cerwick of Prior Lake, Minn. and step children; Janet Birks of Topeka, Kan., Joan Pingel of Plano, Texas, and Jerald McClelland of Urbandale.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Richard and Orville; two daughters, Karla and Patricia; a sister Marcella; brother-in-law, Walter; one grandson; one great-grandson; and step-son Jim McClelland. 

Historic Bruce Funeral Home of Fort Dodge was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to www.brucesfuneralhome.com.


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