THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Louis F. McClain
Issue Date: November 8, 2018
Louis "Lou" Francis McClain, 68, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at his home.
Born Feb. 15, 1950 in Marinette, to the late John and Hazel (Johnston) McClain, he was raised in Peshtigo and graduated from Peshtigo High School. He married the love of his life and best friend, Sherry (Blohm) and often said it was love at first sight.
A member of the National Guard 20 Year Club, he served for 27 years. He worked at Lloyd Flanders in Menominee for 37 years where he designed and fabricated many of their collections.
He loved to putz around and if you had an idea, he would design and build it for you. He enjoyed time at his camp, but especially time with his grandchildren, who put a sparkle in his eyes.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry; two sons, Jeremy and Josh McClain; step-children, Michael (Becky) Hotzel and Jennifer (Kevin) Beaudo; 10 grandchildren; four brothers, John (Joan) McClain, Edward (Cathy) McClain, Paul (Rhonda) McClain and Alvin (Kim) McClain; five sisters, Hazel (Rod) Cloutier, Shirley Brown, Susan Miller, Sandra (Carl) Marotz and Mary (Sam) Mitchell; in-laws, Mike and Dar Blohm; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandy McClain, Tami (Jim) Zeitler and Dale Halfmann; many nieces and nephews and special friends, Ken and Jen Engel and Bruce and Denise Tomaszewski.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David McClain; two sisters-in-law, Paula McClain and Cynthia Halfmann; five brothers-in-law, Thomas Mitchell, Robert Brown, Earl Glover, Wilfred "Butch" Cloutier and Vernon Miller and nephews, Billy McClain, Danny Brown and Eric Glover.
Visitation was held at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1 p.m. until time of services at 4 p.m., led by a nephew, Pastor Aaron McClain.