Daniel McClellan


Daniel McClellan

Daniel McClellan, age 27 of Dovray, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 as a result of the car accident.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 16 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church.  Interment will be in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Daniel Henry McClellan was born August 10, 1990 to Gene and Julie (Halter) McClellan at Worthington Regional Hospital in Worthington, Minnesota.  He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray.  Dan graduated from Westbrook Walnut Grove High School and continued his education at Alexandria Technical & Community College.  He studied Concrete, Masonry and Brick Laying and received an award for being a top student.  Dan worked for Craig Carter Construction and then Joe Schreier Construction for several years.  Dan had been self-employed for the last several years doing carpentry work.  He was a member of the Our Savior’s Church Council and was proud to be a Deacon.  Dan played basketball in high school. He loved doing anything outdoors including gardening and fishing. Dan especially enjoyed grilling and smoking meats, building things and helping out on the farm. He was very selfless and went to great lengths to help others in need.  Most of all he loved and adored his little girl, Bailey, with his whole heart.

Dan is survived by his daughter Bailey Kimber McClellan; parents Gene & Julie McClellan of Dovray; brother David (Karley) McClellan of Dovray; grandparents Harlan & Vonnie Halter of Lamberton; aunts and uncles: Glen McClellan of Bonners Ferry, ID, Steve & Valerie Halter, Bob & Kari Halter, and Tom & Cathy Halter all of Lamberton; cousins: Steph, Brianna, Angie, Alli, Abby, Katie, Sam and Shannon.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents John & Lucille McClellan.


  1. Dean and Brenda Pommier says

    Gene, Julie, and David… We can only imagine how much your hearts must be breaking. We are so very sorry to learn of Dan’s accident. We just never know when God is going to determine when our time on earth is done and when we will be needed in Heaven. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know that we will be thinking of you in the many days to come.

  2. Victoria Keithahn says

    I am so sorry to hear about his passing he was a good kid and always filled with life. I am saddened to hear about this. I pray for his beautiful daughter, and your family at this time. God Bless you guys.

  3. Ed Iverson says

    Gene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies

  4. Karen Kolar says

    I was fortunate to have seen Dan through his high school years. He will be missed. My sincere sympathies to you all.

  5. Pat and Shelly Merrick & family says

    I am so sorry for your loss. We were blessed to teach him for many years. Words can not express enough sympathy and our prayers are with you.

  6. Dan Peterson says

    My sympathies to your whole family- I’m glad I got to have Dan in the classroom and as an athlete- he was a sincere, kind and generous soul- no words can be said- it’s a life cut short way too soon. God bless you all during this difficult time.
    Dan Peterson

  7. Rod and Nancy Boeck says

    Our hearts are hurting with you… so very sorry… prayers that your pleasant memories help you through the sadness…

  8. Eunice Christensen says

    Gene, Julie, David, Karley, Bailey, grandparents, and all others mourning the loss of this wonderful young man~~~~ I can’t even find the words to tell you how much Dan’s passing saddens me. I knew Daniel his whole life, and always was amazed at his quiet and kind nature. After Bailey was born, I visited with the family while they were living on the farm about a mile north of the Christensen farm. Dan was giving Bailey her bottle, and I thought, “What a great daddy he is!” Dan enriched the lives of so many, and his memory will always be respected and loved. Sincerely with love, Eunie Christensen

  9. Brenda Derickson says

    Gene, Julie, David and Karley,
    We are so sorry about the loss of Dan. May God bless you with comfort, strength and peace.
    JD and Brenda and family

  10. Judy LaBoda says

    Gene and Julie, My heart goes out to you! May you be comforted with the love of your friends and family and the wonderful memories of Dan. My deepest sympathy to you. Judy LaBoda

  11. Jacki (Coulter) Anderson says

    Julie, Gene and family – my deepest sympathies to you all. Praying for peace and comfort to carry you through the days ahead.


    Gene & Julie, Harlan & Vonnie and all of Daniel’s family
    We can only imagine how your hearts are breaking. We are sending prayers to all of you. You have wonderful memories to help you get through these dark days. You have our deepest sympathy.

  13. Tammy Christian says

    Gene, Julie and Family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of Dan. May the strength of your family help you through this sad and difficult time. Sending prayers your way,

    Tammy (Sievers) & Skip Christian

  14. Paul and Pam says

    Gene, Julie and David, Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you in your time of need right now. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.. Lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. The angels are always near to those who are grieving,to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God.
    Paul and Pam

  15. Julie Rohlik says

    Words cannot explain my loss I feel for you. I always enjoyed him. My you find comfort knowing how loved you are by God and friends
    Thinking of you
    Julie Rohlik

  16. Barb & Leo Gerold says

    Julie Glen and family
    We personally did not know Dan, but the loss of a dear son is tragic and there are no words to say that will take the pain away, but know that we are sending our deepest sympathies and are praying for God to keep you in his care and surround you with loving family and friends to lift you up when you feel there is no possible way to get thru the days ahead.
    Be confident that Dan is enjoying his new home in heaven.

  17. Joan Bultman-Zieske says

    I want to express to you my most heartfelt sympathy. Dan was such a nice young man and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching him in middle school and watching him play basketball in high school. May you find some comfort in your special memories during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace!???????? Joan Bultman-Zieske

  18. Diane Stilwell says

    Dear Gene and Julie,,
    We are so, so sad. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.
    Diane and Wayne Stilwell
    Loomis, California

  19. Joyce Borneke says

    Gene, Julie and family I want to express my sorrow to all of you. God is with you and will give all of you the strength to get thru this most difficult situation. It is good that all of you can be with each out to give you the strength that you need.

  20. Shirley & Kern Iverson says

    We Were saddened to hear about the loss of your son. May God grant you comfort & strength.

  21. Arden & Sharon Harberts says

    We just received our Globe today and we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Arden and I send our prayers and love to you both, Gene and Julie and family. Our Lord and Savior is our rock in times like these and He is there for you to lean on.
    Arden and Sharon Harberts

  22. Evonne Peterson Jordan says

    Gene and Julie
    Our family is so very sorry for the loss of Dan. He was a good guy who tried to do the right things in life but God had another purpose for him. We are also very grateful that Bailey is safe and unharmed Please accept our condolences as we are unable to get to Dovray on Monday

  23. Sarah (Swanson) Kicmal says

    My heartfelt sympathies to you all. Praying for comfort, peace and strength in the coming days and beyond.

  24. Steve and Suellen Dusek Family says

    Gene, Julie, David and Karley,
    We are so sorry to hear the news of Dan’s death.
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We will be keeping you in our prayers. God’s peace to you.

  25. Cody White says

    Gene, Julie, David – my deepest, deepest condolences from out here in Colorado. Words fail me on your loss, I wish you all peace.

  26. BARB REGNER says

    Gene, Julie, David, Karley & Bailey,
    Our deepest sympathy to each of you. Due to the weather and road conditions we are not going to be able to make it today for Dan’s funeral; our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. I will bring mom to see you in the near future. Stay strong in your faith. Keep the memories of Dan alive in what you do. God’s peace and comfort.
    Tim, Barb, Luke & Andy Regner

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