American Veteran 09

Fred McClish

April 17, 1947 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 74)

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Fred Thomas McClish, age 74, of Bluffton, died Monday, April 26, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Mr. McClish was born in Kendallville, Indiana on April 17, 1947 to the late Hayes Lee and Lillian Luella (Heine) McClish. He graduated from Ashley High School in 1965 and married Linda Ilene Forrest on August 6, 1966. He honorably served his country in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division from 1968-1970 during the Vietnam War. Fred worked for Ralston Purina Feed Company and Moorman Manufacturing. He retired from Precision Soya and Remington Seeds in 2016 after 28 years of service. 

Survivors include:
Wife, Linda McClish of Bluffton.
Son, Jeffrey and Angie McClish of Uniondale.
Son, Brian and Lisa McClish of Bluffton.
Four grandchildren: Tyler McClish of Orange, California; Danielle and Austin Springer of Uniondale; Landon McClish and Lauren McClish.
Two great grandchildren: Wesley Springer and Tyson Springer.
Twin brother, William and Kathy McClish of Churubusco.
Brother, Dan and Pat McClish of Deltona, Florida.
Brother, Arthur and Susan McClish of Columbia City.
Several nieces and nephews.  
Brother-in-law, Bobby and Vicki Forrest of Waterloo.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly McClish.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 30, 2021 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with visitation an hour prior to the service.
Burial with military honors will follow at Fairfield Center Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse or Wounded Warriors.

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April 30, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

Funeral Service
May 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

Burial with Military Honors
May 1, 2021

12:00 PM
Fairfield Center Cemetery
County Road 12 & 13
Cournna, IN 46730

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