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Ivan John McLaren

April 7, 1941 ~ November 22, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary

Ivan John McLaren, 78, of Midland passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at Medilodge of Mt. Pleasant.

Ivan was born on April 7, 1941, in Alpena County to the late Norman and Jean (Sharp) McLaren. On September 6, 2003, he married Mary Story. Ivan worked as a teacher for 34 years at Alpena Community College, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed hunting, golf, coaching sports, and was an avid card player.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; four children, Debra (Kevin) Sylvester, Curt (Trish) McLaren, Derek (Ginger) McLaren, Brent McLaren; nephew, Calvin Kortman; three step children, Jason Skiba, Nicholas (LeaAnn) Skiba, Brian Skiba; 8 grandchildren, including four that were particularly close to him, Mallory, Hunter, Nick, Sarah McLaren; 3 step grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Linda (David) Wirgau; brothers, Michael (Teri) McLaren, Mitch McLaren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. McLaren was preceded in death by his two brothers, Gerald McLaren and Kim McLaren.

Memorial visitation will take place Friday, July 24, 2020 at Long Rapids Township Cemetery from 10:30 a.m. until the graveside service at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Arnie Kirschner officiating. Arrangements by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Inurnment:  Long Rapids Township Cemetery

Memorials: ACC Foundation or Long Rapids Congregational Church

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Friday
July 24, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Long Rapids Township Cemetery
Alpena County
Lachine, MI 49753
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Visitation begins

Graveside Service
Friday
July 24, 2020

11:30 AM
Long Rapids Township Cemetery
Alpena County
Lachine, MI 49753
Guaranteed delivery before the Graveside Service begins

Donations

Alpena Community College Foundation
665 Johnson Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-9021

Long Rapids First Congregational Church
5440 Church Road, Lachine MI 49753