Douglas C. McClure, 87, Luverne, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
A funeral service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors followed at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Douglas McClure was born Aug. 30, 1929, to John and Anna (Amunson) McClure in Luverne. He was baptized on July 6, 1930, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Luverne. Doug attended country school near Luverne. He entered the United States Army on Sept. 28, 1951, and served his country during the Korean Conflict before being separated from the service on June 27, 1953.
Doug married Darlene Woolsey on Nov. 8, 1957, in Luverne. The couple lived in Luverne. Doug worked at Hatting Gravel in Luverne before working at the Luverne Farm Store for many years. In 1989 Doug retired to care for his daughter, Darla, after her accident.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. He enjoyed fishing and watching the Minnesota Twins.
Doug is survived by his wife, Darlene McClure, Luverne; three children, Diane (Gary) Blattner, Plymouth; Debi (Cliff) Scholten, Luverne; and Douglas (Carol) McClure, Luverne; eleven grandchildren, Eric (Jessica) Blattner, Nick Blattner, Danielle Blattner, Trista Scholten, Seth Scholten, Bailey Scholten, Stephanie (Tony) Oakley, Meghan (Troy) Lenz, April McClure, Dustin Johnson and Derek Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, LaVonne (Tom) Willems, Garretson, South Dakota; a brother, Steve (Cheryl) McClure, Mitchell, South Dakota; and four sisters-in-law, Alyce, Ruth, Sunny and Pat.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Darla Johnson, an infant grandson, Joshua, and five brothers, John Jr. “Buster”, Melford, Arlyn, Gary and Roger McClure.
Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.