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Daniel Claire McClelland
July 2, 1953 - April 14, 2021
Burr Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Leslie Hanna Leal
The Linn Family
Tandi Walters
Celesta Mullins
Tim Snyder
Larry & Susan Scheps
Stephen Rudowsky Jr
Claudia Cassidy
Robbie Halford
Sharon Brannon
Linda Knell
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Arrangements starting at $35

Visitation
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Monday 4/19, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Monday 4/19, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Service
Guido's Pizza ~ Generations Event & Reception Center
12809 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, OH 44026
Saturday 4/24, 2:00 pm
Cemetery
Chardon Municipal Cemetery

Private Family Service

Daniel C. McClelland, of Munson, Ohio, passed away with his family by his side on April 14, 2021, after a courageous year long battle with brain cancer.  Dan grew up in Geauga County and never left.  He was born July 2, 1953 to Claire and Millicent McClelland.  Dan graduated from Chardon High School in 1971. …

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Jeannelle Mitchell left a message on May 2, 2021:
Mary and Ann, So sad for the loss of your brother, Dan. May your hearts feel some comfort knowing that others are praying for you and all of your family. May Dan and Midge Rest In Peace together.
Jeannelle Mitchell left a message on May 2, 2021:
Mary and Ann, So sad for the loss of your brother, Dan. May your hearts feel some comfort knowing that others are praying for you and all of your family. May Dan and Midge Rest In Peace together.
Jeannelle Mitchell left a message on May 2, 2021:
Mary and Ann, So sad for the loss of your brother, Dan. May your hearts feel some comfort knowing that others are praying for you and all of your family. May Dan and Midge Rest In Peace together.
Leslie Hanna Leal left a message on April 25, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Leslie Hanna Leal lit a candle
Carol Bowers left a message on April 20, 2021:
Prayers for the family! Dan was one of a kind and will be missed but we will always have memories of one of the best!
Edna Davis left a message on April 20, 2021:
Can echo other shared sentiments in that you couldn't find a more honest, caring, public servant than Dan. He was always willing to help anybody who needed him. Warmest thoughts and comfort to his family and friends.
CAROLE PLEVA left a message on April 20, 2021:
Bev and family, So very very sorry. He certainly was one of a kind. They don't come any better. I'm so glad he watched over us. Certainly helped to sleep at nights with him at the helm. I'll pray your heart heals soon and you can feel God's arms cradling you.
The Linn Family left a message on April 19, 2021:
Our family will always remember Sheriff Dan for his kindness. He was always there for us. Our thoughts and prayers to Bev, his family as well as his LE family.
Tandi Walters left a message on April 19, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Tandi Walters lit a candle
Noahl Thomas left a message on April 19, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dan's Law Enforcement and Personal Families. He and Midge will be missed but always remembered and in our hearts. Dan was a gentleman and a true professional as well as a perfect role model for new recruits. God Bless.
Sister Margaret Hartman left a message on April 19, 2021:
My sympathy and prayers. I have many happy memories of Dan and Midge. God bless.
Richard Frenchie left a message on April 19, 2021:
Dear Beverly and Family, I was saddened to learn about Dan's passing and share my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Dan was a special person and leader giving freely of his compassion and caring for all he touched. I admired his leadership in always placing people before self. My association was much valued. He is a stellar role model to emulate. I know your cherished memories will give you and your family comfort. His legacy is sure to endure the passing of time. God bless you and your family Richard Frenchie Retired President, UH Geauga Medical Center
Lenny left a message on April 19, 2021:
To the entire McCleeland family, we are so sorry for your loss. Chief was such a kind soul and whenever I seen him he always took time to talk. I will miss him, theirs no doubt that he’s in heaven. God Bless The Barcikoski’s
Celesta Mullins left a message on April 19, 2021:
Your battle is over. Rest in peace Sheriff Dan.
Tim Snyder left a message on April 18, 2021:
Rest in peace, my friend, and thank you for your service and guidance.
Larry & Susan Scheps left a message on April 18, 2021:
You were an honest, hardworking and dedicated person who will be missed.
Stephen Rudowsky Jr left a message on April 18, 2021:
My deepest prayers and sympathy to the family. Dan was one of the finest and kind men I know and I always enjoyed seeing Midge with him. She was such a blessing to him and the world. They will be greatly missed.
Claudia Cassidy left a message on April 18, 2021:
With deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Husband, Dad, Grandpa. Also the loss of sweet Midge who dId not want to be separated from her Dad. And sympathy to the Geauga Sheriff’s office. He was an amazing person who has left you all too soon. May God Bless each of you in the days to come. And may you find comfort in the many people whom have expressed their sympathies and memories. A life well lived.
Robbie Halford left a message on April 18, 2021:
Geauga County lost a very responsible, kind and dedicated man. We could always know Dan would do the right thing. He will be missed by so many of us. My deepest sympathies go to Bev and his family. I'm glad he will have his long-time best partner Midge with him
Anthony Slepko left a message on April 18, 2021:
Condolences to Kelly, Andy, and the McClelland family. Mr. McClelland was a great man and an asset to Geauga county.
Sharon Brannon left a message on April 18, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Sharon Brannon lit a candle
Chris (Holt) Koster left a message on April 18, 2021:
Dear Bev, I am so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. From our high school days, when I first met him, it was clear that he was a person of integrity and great caring. I remember one winter when we in the honor society were transporting Christmas trees from Montville to the square to sell as a fundraiser. Dan was driving a truck in front of me. I was a new driver of a stick shift station wagon. You were behind me with your father in your family car. As we ascended the hill, after stopping at a light, I was slow to get my foot from the brake to the gas pedal. I rolled back into your father's car. Although the damage was minimal, I was beside myself with worry. Dan got out of his truck & assured me. Even at age 17, he had that calm kindness. He was a very special person. Blessings on you & your family, Chris (Holt) Koster
Linda Knell left a message on April 17, 2021:
I remember Dan & MIdge from working as a Public Health Nurse at the Geauga County Health District. Dan was always respectful & courteous. I always knew when Dan was in the building because Midge would come into my office & go to the drawer where I had a small ball & she would play with it. I miss those days! Comfort & hugs to the family & friends.
Kenneth Williams left a message on April 17, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Kenneth Williams lit a candle
Janet Kramarz left a message on April 17, 2021:
We need more leaders like him! My thoughts & prayers are with his family and the men in blue who worked with him. What a great legacy!
April Poole left a message on April 17, 2021:
Sherif Dan will always be remembered as a kind soul. He and midge will be always missed. I loved you guys,Dan I remember our talks as I talked to you about Midge, while going through school for therapy dog training. . You were an inspiration for us. Praying for your family.
Bill Carrell left a message on April 17, 2021:
I knew Dan and Kathy at CHS but had little contact. The contact I did have was always pleasant, as I'm sure all would agree in their own experiences. To Kathy, family and friends be comforted knowing that the promise of reunion is as real as his passing. My sincere condolences to all. BC
Christie Stacy left a message on April 17, 2021:
The Stacy family would like to send our condolences to the entire McClelland family. Dan was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and sheriff. He was always kind and generous to us and treated our family like his own. Dan left a lasting legacy and will be missed.
Leroy and Linda Ott left a message on April 17, 2021:
Our condolences to the McClelland family and the Geauga County Sheriff's Dept. on your loss of a very special person. He will be missed.
Wayne Wright left a message on April 17, 2021:
My condolences to Beverly and family. I well remember Dan in High School and always knew he would aspire to good things.. Rest in peace Sheriff, your tour of duty is over. A job well done.
ara left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, ara lit a candle
ara left a message on April 16, 2021:
By chance came across the news about a man and his dog, but not just any man nor any dog. The Sheriff Dan McClelland, long time defender of the city and its people and his forever pal Midge. Immediately shared this with our children and we cried for the loss of two special friends - inseparable during life and now in death Two extraordinary personalities, from what we have read and heard, will surely be missed but not forgotten
Diana Koller left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Diana Koller lit a candle
Shawna Nelson left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Shawna Nelson lit a candle
Shawna Nelson left a message on April 16, 2021:
I am truly sorry for your loss and may they Rest in peace.
Rudy and Tina Breunig left a message on April 16, 2021:
Thoughts and prayers. Always good memories.
Alysha Nichols left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Alysha Nichols lit a candle
Todd Butkus left a message on April 16, 2021:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE YOU AND MIDGE GOD BLESS THE BOTH OF YOU THANK YOU Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven .
Billie Murton left a message on April 16, 2021:
With deepest sympathy
Silvana Kostura left a message on April 16, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to his family.
Vicki Koller left a message on April 16, 2021:
Bev and Family It was a pleasure and an honor to know Dan. I will forever remember his smile greeting me as I entered the fairgrounds each morning at fair.. His smile , his laugh and sense of humor at OFMA conventions It was a true pleasure and an honor to know him Vicki Koller
Cynthia Ritondaro Anderson left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Cynthia Ritondaro Anderson lit a candle
Deacon Greg and Kathleen Carr Frania left a message on April 16, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan's whole family. I have known Dan since high school and Kathy has known both Bev since Dan and Bev were married. Kelly went to school with our son Nathan. Dan was always a upbeat guy and very friendly. His commitment to his family and to his life as a officer of the law was remarkable. He and his pal Midge will be missed by all. May God Bless his family. Dan is blessed now in God's presence.
Barbara Crandall left a message on April 16, 2021:
I , with my family, have many wonderful memories with a (younger) Dan. We enjoyed a great relationship with Dan’s parents. So many memories. Barbara Crandall
Holly, Michael, Ozzy, and Callie Farnham left a message on April 16, 2021:
Our condolences to Bev and family on the loss of two beautiful souls. Sheriff Dan was a kind and wonderful man and we mourn the loss of sweet, ferocious Midge who loved getting love and attention during fair time and Dem events. From one fur-baby family to the other, we will miss them greatly.
John and Carrie Liber left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, John and Carrie Liber lit a candle
Phil and Linda Smallwood left a message on April 16, 2021:
Dan will be fondly remembered by both of us. Our deepest sympathy to you.
Charlene (Charlie) Mann left a message on April 16, 2021:
I've known Danny while he was a part-time Deputy and working at Sciencetific First. He was a great friend to have in my corner. I will miss him!
Tim and Terri Berman left a message on April 16, 2021:
It was an honor to know such an extraordinary man. Dan touch the lives of many people in so many wonderful ways and he will be sorely missed. His infectious smile and sense of humor drew people to him. Much love to the entire family. Tim and Terri Berman
Jason Pettrey left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Jason Pettrey lit a candle
Jason Pettrey left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Jason Pettrey lit a candle
Jason Pettrey left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Jason Pettrey lit a candle
Jason Pettrey left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Jason Pettrey lit a candle
Jason Pettrey left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Jason Pettrey lit a candle
Jason Pettrey left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Jason Pettrey lit a candle
Robert & Diann Phillips left a message on April 16, 2021:
May all your treasured memories of Dan fill your mind, warm your heart, and bring you peace, strength, love, and comfort. We are wishing you whatever it is that you need the most. Robert & Diann
Nancy J. Rhodes left a message on April 16, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dan will be greatly missed by the entire community. God bless you all. Nancy Rhodes
Cindy Cale left a message on April 16, 2021:
A great man and companion have now received the highest honor: their angel wings. You and Midge will be missed
Lauren Spaar prev Baskin left a message on April 15, 2021:
So very sorry for your tremendous loss. Sheriff and Midge were so amazing. Thank you for sharing them. Thoughts and prayers to all who had the privilege of knowing them both.
Juliet left a message on April 15, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Juliet lit a candle
Joanne Dolsen left a message on April 15, 2021:
My condolences to the McClelland family.
Lois Danku left a message on April 15, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers to the family. Dan was such a compassionate man. I got to know him and Beverly through Leadership. He was a good man and did a lot for the county. Rest in peace Dan, you will be missed.
Sharon Morton left a message on April 15, 2021:
Dan was an inspiration to everyone who was lucky enough to know him; to become the best person they could be. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. May the Lord hold you and Midge in his loving hands. My prayers and deepest condolences go to Bev and their family.
Tony Caprez and Amy Dee( Taylor) Caprez left a message on April 15, 2021:
The whole Taylor Family ( Dawn, John, Bill, Amy ) and their spouses are sending their heart felt condolences to Dan and his family.
Terri Dickard left a message on April 15, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Terri Dickard lit a candle
Taylor Folmer left a message on April 15, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Taylor Folmer lit a candle
Mark Bertone left a message on April 15, 2021:
The best boss i had in my 30 years at the sheriffs office, as well as being my friend..go in peace my brother officer
Ada Basen left a message on April 15, 2021:
R.I.P Sheriff Dan and Midge... Thank You for your service! Prayers to the family
Steven & Beverly Borawski left a message on April 15, 2021:
Dan was one of a kind. Always lending a helping hand when he came across someone in need. We were so sorry to find out about Dan's passing and his illness. A great and honorable man. God bless.
Mike Mog left a message on April 15, 2021:
Our deepest condolences.
Anne Burke left a message on April 15, 2021:
Much sympathy for Dan’s family, and fellow brothers and sisters in service. He was a true gentleman and a gentle man. Rest In Peace together Dan and Midge.
Felicia and Tom Hough left a message on April 15, 2021:
Deepest condolences to the McClelland family. We are mourning with you.
Cindi & Skip Boehnlein left a message on April 15, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Cindi & Skip Boehnlein lit a candle
Cindi Boehnlein left a message on April 15, 2021:
Bev and family, the entire county mourns for you, and the S.O. Dan was such a warm and caring man and he will be missed. Rest in the knowledge that he has been restored and is in the loving hands of our Lord.
Mike and Judy Lester left a message on April 15, 2021:
In memory of Daniel Claire McClelland, Mike and Judy Lester lit a candle
Anne Battaglia left a message on April 15, 2021:
Condolences for your loss. Sheriff McClelland will be greatly missed.
Frank Bodi left a message on April 15, 2021:
Sheriff McClelland was one of the nicest most professional law enforcement officers I ever met. Worked for him 2008-12 and he created a “family atmosphere” at the GCSO. He will be sadly missed.
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