In Memory

Gary McClellan - Class Of 1955

McClellan, Gary E. "Mac" 74 of Frankenmuth, passed away on Sunday, June 28th at his home in Frankenmuth. Gary was born on December 6, 1940 in Detroit, MI to Wilbur A. McClellan and Charlotte (Kummer) McClellan. A proud fourth generation East Detroiter, Gary graduated from Austin Prep high school and went on to earn a degree in marketing with a specialty in accounting and business from University of Detroit. He put his degree to work quickly as he started an entrepreneurial career that would span five decades. He established fudge and candy stores along with several business properties that would stretch from Sault Ste. Marie to Frankenmuth and beyond. Gary approached each day of his business career with the same tenacity that he would display on racquetball courts across the State earning him a men's class A State Racquetball Championship. He loved to watch, play, and debate a sport of any kind. While his business achievements were many, he was most proud of his family with wife Carol, who survives him. Gary married Carol Kinney on June 16, 1967 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and this started a 48 year partnership of hard work and great times with family and friends alike. Also left with great memories of Gary are his children, their spouses, and grandchildren. They include daughter, Abby and Matt Curtis of Frankenmuth with children Sheila, Timothy and Ann; daughter, Ginger and John Medrick of Telluride, Colorado with sons Odin and Ryker. Daughter, Jaami and Tony Rutledge of Newnan, Georgia with daughters Ariaana and Gabriella. Son, Zak and Korina McClellan of Frankenmuth. Other survivors include Gary's sister, Lynn Hock, brother, Mike McClellan and many nieces, nephews, in- laws and friends that will surely miss his warm smile and lively conversation. - See more at: