Ronald L. McClellan

Ronald L. “Ron” McClellan

May 22, 1936 – May 20, 2020

Survived by wife of 62 years, Marybelle; children: Michele McClellan (Kris), Mark McClellan (Amy), Matt McClellan (Kebra), Mike McClellan (Anne) and Kristi McClellan; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, May 26th from 4pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  SERVICES: Wednesday, May 27th, 10am, West Center Chapel to St. Thomas More Catholic Church (4804 Grover St.) for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery with military honors.  Memorials will be directed by the family.


Age 83. Passed away, Wednesday May 20, 2020, at his home in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born on May 22, 1936, in O’Neill, Nebraska, to Don and Fern McClellan.

Ron grew up in O’Neill, Nebraska, where he attended school. In November 1954, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in England until he was discharged in 1956. He married Marybelle O’Connor, a registered nurse from Emmet, Nebraska. They moved to Omaha where Ron attended Omaha Barber College. He was the owner of Karen and Wentworth Barber Shops. From 1972 to 1983 he was the owner of Millard Dairy Queen. He then owned the Candlelight Lounge in 1984-2014. In June of 1999, Ron was a liver transplant recipient from a life-long friend of the family which extended his life another 20 years. He had a tremendous love for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting and, most of all, deer hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Fern McClellan; brother, Bob McClellan; sister, Norma Lindberg, all of O’Neill, Nebraska. He is survived by his wife, Marybelle, of 62 years; daughter, Michele McClellan (Kris Banning); three sons: Mark McClellan (Amy), Matt McClellan (Kebra), Mike McClellan (Anne), and Kristi McClellan; nine grandchildren: Ryan McClellan, Megan (McClellan) Nekola (Jason), Connor McClellan, Cameryn McClellan, McKensie McClellan, Madison McClellan, Chance McClellan, Macy McClellan, and Sally McClellan; one great grandson, Roan McClellan, and sister, Sharleen Teal (Bob) of Cater Lake, Iowa; sister-in-law, Eunice McClellan and family of O’Neill, Nebraska.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil and Mass Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage or click on link below.

Vigil Service Link:

Funeral Service Link:






  • Cookie Benze Fuchs Posted May 21, 2020 2:31 pm

    Dear. Marybelle, I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dan Young Posted May 22, 2020 5:20 am

    Very sorry to hear the news of Ron’s passing. Our family is praying for your family at this difficult time. Dan Young

  • Mike and Terri Darby Posted May 22, 2020 9:48 am

    Our prayers are with all of you at this time. He fought the good battle and you all were in the front lines. God bless all of you as He has already blessed your husband and father. From all the Darbys, our love

  • Jeff Young Posted May 22, 2020 1:33 pm

    My condolences to Mrs McClellan and the entire McClellan family.

  • Steve Zimmerman Posted May 22, 2020 2:09 pm

    Marybelle, and family, so sorry to hear Ron passed. He will be missed by all. I have many good memories hunting with Ron. We hope he wasn’t suffering too long. Best wishes from Rosa and I.

  • Chrystal Johnson Mlnarik Posted May 22, 2020 5:31 pm

    Marybelle and family: My deepest sympathies. So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. He was such a nice man and so funny. I am Gordon Johnson’s daughter and Doug Johnson’s sister. He sends his condolences to your family and fond, fond memories of Ron. Doug is currently sailing from St.Croix to Chesapeake Bay. I know he would have been in touch with Ron and would’ve loved to hear about Doug sailing from France, alone, all the way back to the states! They were good friends and Ron will be missed by so many.

  • Darleen (Johnson) Mahlendorf Posted May 22, 2020 6:52 pm

    So sorry Marybelle. Prayers for you and your family. Wish I could see you again sometime. Take care of yourself. Love and Prayers, Darleen

  • Cindy Ramirez Posted May 23, 2020 5:47 am

    Sorry for your family loss

  • Katrina Coffey Posted May 23, 2020 10:14 am

    Mark, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a wonderful man. He was always so kind to me and had me laughing everytime I saw him. His stories he told will live on forever. My thoughts and prayers to you, your Mom and your entire family.

  • Nancy Benze Shadle Posted May 24, 2020 3:21 pm

    Dear Marybelle, So sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all your memories with Ron bring you comfort. God’s peace be with you.

  • Meg pribil Posted May 25, 2020 9:18 am

    Mary Ellen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and safe. Meg

  • Marlayna Snipes-Beer Posted May 25, 2020 9:02 pm

    So saddened to hear of Rons passing. I loved hearing all of the stories he told of him and Dad. He will be forever in my heart. Rest easy Ron, I’m sure you and your best buddy are having a good time reminiscing.

  • Jeanette Stoley Posted May 26, 2020 6:05 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Ron was always nice to me and said hello and always asked how I was doing if we ever saw each other in passing.

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *