Joseph McClelland

Joseph Leroy McClelland

1926 - 2012

Joseph Leroy McClelland passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at the Healthcare Center of Pensacola in Florida. After a valiant struggle caused by a stroke in December of 2011, the Lord said, its time to come home, Joe.

He is survived by his one-and-only, Bobbie Grace Jennings McClelland; two daughters, Nancy Jane McClelland of Kenosha and Wanda Jo McClelland

Leiting (Steven) of Paris, Wis.; a

sister, Renee Burnes, three grandsons, Joseph Dale Ashlin, Jamie Lee Ashlin, and Steven Kenneth Leiting; one great grandson, Jamie Lee Ashlin II; and one great great grandson, Logan Lee Ashlin.

Joseph was born in Bellaire, Ohio, on Sept. 11, 1926. On Sept. 10, 1948, Joe and Bobbie were married and recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. After moving from Alabama to Akron, Ohio, where they lived for five years, they moved to Kenosha where Joe worked for Pepsi Cola and Span Sign Company before he and Bobbie retired to Orlando, Fla., where Joe worked for Landscape Nursery of Orlando for six years. They left Orlando and moved to Pensacola, where Joe drove an Escambia County School Bus for 18 years, retiring in 2010.

Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and actively served his country during WWII. He was active in the following: Past Master of Unity Lodge #367 F&AM, Past President of Kenosha Shrine Club, Royal Arch Masons Chapter #3, Kenosha Commandry #30, Tripoli Shrine of Milwaukee Acacia Club, Kenosha Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign War, Past Associate Guardian of Jobs Daughters Bethel #77, Past Associate Grand Guardian of the International Order of Jobs Daughters of the State of Wisconsin, Honorary Member of the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association.

Joe loved to play golf, bowl, hunt, and watch old western movies. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was loved by everyone. His main love; however, was his family. Joseph leaves a rich legacy of being the best husband, father and grandfather this world has ever known.

Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Oct. 11, 2012