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Pastor Timothy Jack McClellan July 14, 1951 - July 18, 2019

Pastor Timothy Jack McClellan, 68, of Marion, went to be with the Lord at 8:42 pm on July 18, 2019, at his home in Marion. He was born in Canton, Ohio, on July 14, 1951, to Carl and Kathryn (Wells) McClellan.

Tim was a 1969 graduate of Lancaster Senior High School and attended Milligan College in Tennessee and Christian Theological Seminary. On December 27, 1970, he married Cynthia L. Hoskins.

Tim was a member of The Wesleyan Church since 1985. He had pastored at Trinity Wesleyan Church in Evansville, IN, Cedar Valley Community Church in Waterloo, IA, and, most recently, Lakeview Wesleyan Church in Marion, IN, for the past ten years. He had previously pastored at Orestes Christian Church in Orestes, IN, Faith Memorial Church in Lancaster, OH, and was a minister on loan from The Wesleyan Church at Fairfield Christian Church also in Lancaster, OH. Tim was dedicated to “The Great Commission”, both local and overseas missions, throughout his life. He helped bring The Jesus Film into Mongolia with Campus Crusade, and he also partnered with local churches in Blackhawk County, IA, to deliver the same film to every household. Tim was an instrumental partner with The Wesleyan Church to do Great Commission work in Cambodia as well.

Tim enjoyed riding his road bicycle often and also loved motorcycles. He liked to play and collect guitars and also played violin and piano. He will be remembered as a loving father and pastor/mentor who made a great impact on his churches and family.

In addition to his loving wife of over 48 years, survivors include his mother, Kathryn McClellan of Lancaster, OH; two daughters, Christina Kathryn (Wylie L.) Burns of Champlin, MN, and Elizabeth Ann (Michael G.) Simmons of Newberg, OR; son, Peter Jonathan (Karrie S.) McClellan of Louisville, KY; four granddaughters, Kathryn Burns, Jacquelyn Burns, Charlotte McClellan, and Bina Ruth Simmons; two grandsons, Benjamin Burns and David Asa Simmons; sister, Deborah (Late Larry) Graf of Lancaster, OH; several, nephews, cousins, and friends; and his dog, Max.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl McClellan; son, David Benjamin McClellan; and brother, John (Shirley) McClellan.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Lakeview Wesleyan Church, 5316 S. Western Ave., Marion, IN.

Immediately following the time of visitation, Tim’s funeral service will begin at 4:00 pm with Dr. Steve DeNeff, Bill Middleton, and Tim’s family sharing. A private graveside service will take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Waterloo Memorial Park in Iowa, where he will be laid to rest by his son, David.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Lakeview Wesleyan Church, 5316 S. Western Ave., Marion, IN 46953.

Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.