Scott H. McClelland
1961 - 2020
BORN
1961
DIED
2020

Scott H. McClelland

6-2-1961 – 11-15-20

RACINE - Scott H. McClelland, age 59, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Scott was born in Ann Arbor, MI on June 2, 1961, son of David McClelland and Kay (nee: Kennedy) McClelland.

Scott spent part of his childhood living in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where his father was employed for SC Johnson Wax. The family moved back to Racine, WI in Scott's teenage years where he graduated from J.I. Case High school "class of 1978". He attended UW-Madison, later transferring and graduating from UW-Parkside.

On a very cold and snowy February 14, 1990, he was united in marriage to Joy Christensen.

Scott wore many "hats" and was happy to help in any way he could. He loved being "Santa's Helper" at Masonic Pancake Breakfasts. Up until his passing he worked as Executive Director of Racine Mutual Housing. Scott was former Vice President of JST Investments and also past President of the Southern WI Landlord Association. Scott worked at the Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency for 10 years. He was very involved in the Racine Masonic Lodge and served as Associate Bethel Guardian of Job's Daughters International Racine Bethel #22, Past Worshipful Master of Racine Belle City Lodge #18, and current President of the Racine Masonic Temple Board.

Scott was an avid church-goer and member of First United Methodist Church where he joined in 1962. He was a former Youth Director at the church. He loved to garden and always grew 1 or 2 bull thistles in honor of his Scottish Heritage. His knowledge of history was abundant with a special interest in Masonic and Civil War history.

Scott will be dearly missed by his wife of thirty years, Joy; his children, Jeremie Thiel, Melanie (Michael) Kirk, Shannon (Justin) Hirth; brother, Tony McClelland; sister-In-law, Lori McClelland-Harris; mother, Kay McClelland; mother in law, Beverly (nee:Erickson) Christensen; along with cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Scott was best known for his FAVORITE role as "Papa" and will be greatly missed by his loving grandchildren, Cyril, Angel and Mira Thiel, Tyler and Dylan Olson, Gavin Kirk, and Charlotte and Johnathan Hirth.

Scott was preceded in death by his father, David McClelland; brother, Jeffrey McClelland; father-in-law: John Christensen and Grandmothers: Erma Criner and Kathryn McClelland.

Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church-745 Main Street-Racine on Sunday, November 22nd from 1:00-3:00 with a Masonic Service at 3:00pm. Funeral service will also be held at First United Methodist Church on Monday with Rev. Jakes Voker officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Monday from 12:00 until time of service at 1:00pm. Memorials to the family have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY

803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403

(262) 634-7888

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www.meredithfuneralhome.com


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Published by Racine Journal Times on Nov. 20, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
22
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
First United Methodist Church
745 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin
Nov
22
Service
3:00p.m.
First United Methodist Church
745 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin
Nov
23
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Nov
23
Funeral service
1:00p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Funeral services provided by:
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
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so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. I will keep you in my thoughts.
Glenda Pollock Krizan
November 28, 2020
We are very sad to hear that Scott has left us- whom we have known for many years along with his family - may the Lord Bless all of the family at this hard time - our deepest condolences
Gordana and Drago ILIC
November 23, 2020
I am shocked and heartbroken at his loss. He will be deeply missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
Beth Trogdon
November 20, 2020
My condolences to Scott´s family and friends on his untimely passing. He was a compassionate individual and a force within the community. His loss crates a huge void in many lives.
Randolph Chase
November 20, 2020