Douglas A. MacLean
Passed away January 13, 2013 at Mid Michigan Medical Center-Midland, MI at the age of 76. Doug was born June 27, 1936 in Flint, MI the son of Malcolm and Lenore (Keenan) MacLean. He joined the United States Navy and proudly served as a medic.
Doug met Mary “Aggie” Kronner in Houghton Lake one summer when he was 14 on the public tennis court. Doug worked summers at his uncle Joe’s restaurant and Aggie worked summers at her father’s drug store both in Houghton Lake, MI. They would court for eight years and then on February 20, 1960 in Detroit, MI they would unite in Holy Matrimony. After purchasing Johnston Drugs in 1964, Mr. & Mrs. MacLean moved to Harrison with 4 babies. Doug hired an intern in the 1970’s by the name of Jim Atkinson. They would work along side of each other until Doug retired in 1998.
Mr. MacLean was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus council 7571, National Association of Retail Druggist and Michigan Pharmaceutical Association. He also was a proud member of the NRA. Doug was a shooting enthusiast, enjoyed driving fast cars and collecting model trains. He loved to be outdoors, pontoon riding, trout fishing and especially playing tennis where he would routinely beat Fr. Fred. Doug was most passionate about his faith and his love of the Lord. He will be dearly missed.
Doug is survived by his loving wife of almost 53 years, Aggie, children; Carol (Michael) Leary of Harrison, MI; Michael (Renay) MacLean of Howell, MI; Colleen (Shannon) Bearss of Clark, CO; and daughter in-law, Beth MacLean of Traverse City, MI. grandchildren; Michael and Douglas Leary, Sara and Jake Bearss, Andrew and Alex MacLean and Marlee and Miles MacLean, sister; Maryann (Bob) Socher of Linden, MI; brother; Malcolm (Sue) MacLean of Flushing, MI; brothers and sisters in-law; Ron Ivy of Flint, MI; Carl and Bernie Schwind of Harrison, MI; and Casey and Judy Kronner of Prudenville, MI, and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life memorial mass took place Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church with Fr. Noel Rudy and Fr. Fred Kawka co-officiating the service. Military and Religious honors were conducted under the auspices of the American Legion Post 404 and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guards. Those wishing to give a memorial gift in memory of Doug are encouraged to give to an individual or organization an anonymous donation as a “Pay it Forward” deed. Those wishing to share an online memory or condolence with Mr. MacLean’s family, please visit:
www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.