Obituary: George F. McClanahan


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. In 1981 George retired from CIGNA Corp. as a claims manager. 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 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 insatiable. A celebration of life service was conducted at the VFW Post 10003, 12863 Old Meridian St. in Carmel. 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.


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