Floyd Dale McClees

Floyd Dale McClees, age 76 years, two months, and 25 days, of Cokato died on Wednesday, April, 1, 1998, at Emmanuel Home of Litchfield.

Floyd was born in Howard Lake, Minn. on Jan. 7, 1922 to Ben and Gladys (Wilson) McClees. The family moved around a lot while Floyd was young and he grew up in the Cokato and Howard Lake area.

Floyd entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served until 1947.

On June 12, 1949, he married Lois Ann Weis at South Haven, Minn. The couple made their home in Cokato.

Floyd worked first at Johnson Produce; then for United Telephone, where he stayed for 32 years working as a lineman, installer, and repairman. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish.

Floyd was a member of the Masons, American Legion Post 209 of Cokato, and the Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Floyd is survived by his sister, Carrol (Mike) Cincotta, Brooklyn Park; his brother-in-law, Allen Weis, Mounds View; and his mother-in-law, Esther Weis of Cokato.

He is further survived by daughters: Coleen (David) Rassler, Litchfield; Shelly Ponsford, Cokato; grandchildren: Perry Rassler, Trisha Rassler, and Lindsey Ponsford; and great-grandchildren: Tayler and Kodie.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 4, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cokato with the Reverend John A. Peterson officiating. Music was by Karen Anderson and Jon Benson.

Casket bearers were Allan Weis, Curt Sanborn, William May, Ron Nikkola, Tom Mueller, Jim Ponsford, and Harlan Olson. Honorary casket bearers were Howard Anderson, Rick Borders, John Bergmann, Bernard Funk, and Scott Drew. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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