George F. McClanahan, 88, died Feb. 2, 2014, at St.Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis after a lingering illness.
He was born Aug. 8, 1925, the son of the late Claude and Odessa McClanahan of Detroit, Mich.
George retired as a claims manager from CIGNA Corp. in 1981.
Survivors include his loving wife, Wilhelmine “Willy” McClanahan; four children, Kathleen, Colleen, Timothy and Michael (Kim); five stepchildren, Carl, Chuck, Jens, James Pedersen and Michelle Vincere; nine grandchildren, Kristen, Alissa, Shana, Kellie, Dan, Erica, Jens, Jenna, and Siena; and three great-grandsons, Daniel, Lucas, and Jonathon.
George was preceded in death by his three sisters, Jayne, Virginia and Clara Mae, all of Bicknell, Ind.
He was a Navy veteran and served during World War II and the Korean War.
He was past Commodore of the Indianapolis Murat Shrine Yacht Club and past President of the Indiana Arson and Crime Association.
George was an avid sailor and sailed across many oceans. His love of the sea was insurmountable.
There will be a Celebration of Life in his honor at the VFW Post 10003, 12863 Old Meridian St. in Carmel from 4 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 7th.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Shrine Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements were entrusted to Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary. Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.arnmortuary.com.