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David F. McLain

May 16, 1938 — February 19, 2024


David Franklin McLain, known affectionately as "Duff," sadly passed away at St. Cloud Hospital on February 19, 2024. His journey began on May 16, 1938, in Eagle Bend, MN. Duff led a remarkable life defined by dedication and service to his country and family.

His career was marked by a deep sense of duty and honor. Duff proudly served in the United States Navy for 20 years on active duty, followed by another 10 years in the reserves. After his military service, he transitioned into a new chapter as a truck driver, embracing the freedom of the open road.

Described as straight-forward and someone who marched to the beat of his own drum, Duff was known for doing things his way. Duff found joy in visiting loved ones and embarking on long drives that allowed him to unwind. In his leisure time, he could often be found relaxing with a glass of brandy at the local watering hole or tuning into FOX News, Football, or Nascar Racing.

A Celebration of Life in honor of David McLain, affectionately known as "Duff," will be held on March 9th, 2024, at Osakis VFW Post #7902 in Osakis, MN. The event will begin at 1:00 PM and conclude at 5:00 PM.

Duff is survived by his significant other, Judy Dvorsak; daughters, Cindy (John) Tuggay, Kim (Paul) Edwards, Laurie (Gene Norman) McLain, Roschanna (Mike) Cline; brothers, Orlo Bidelman and Fred Larson; 9 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Duff was preceded in death by his parents, Orlo and June Bidelman; sister, Geraldine Armagost; brothers, Harry and Jeff McLain.

Duff will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. His legacy of service, love for family, and unwavering commitment to living life on his own terms will continue to inspire all who knew him. May he rest in peace knowing he made a lasting impact on those around him.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 9, 2024

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Osakis VFW Post #7902

701 8th Ave E, Osakis, MN 56360

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