Robert J. McClellan, 94, of Westfield passed away peacefully on November 5, 2023, surrounded by family. Bob was born June 22, 1929 in Clayton, Indiana, the only child of the late Emil and Vesta (Easton) McClellan. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1947. Bob served in Korea as a medic in the U.S. Army. He married Barbara L. Fritsche on June 30, 1956 and she survives him. Bob and Barbara lived in Coatesville, then New Winchester, when Bob began a new career at IBM in Greencastle, while continuing to farm part-time and tune the occasional piano. Bob retired from IBM in 1987.
Bob was a member of the New Winchester Baptist Church. Bob and Barbara moved to Westfield in 1995 where they attended Grace Community Church and became active in a bible study group that has been an integral part of their faith journey. Music was an important part of his life; Bob was a talented life-long musician and still played his trumpet up into his 90's.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Barbara McClellan; three children, Darrell (Pam) McClellan of Heritage Lake in Putnam County, Donna (David) Heimansohn of Indianapolis, and DeAnn (Jack) Diamond of Burbank CA; and 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Flanner Buchanan – Hamilton Memorial Park (Prairie Waters), 4180 Westfield Road. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Autism Speaks. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com.