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In Loving Memory...

Charles "Chuck" McLean

Charles Allen “Chuck” McLean, of Petersburg, ND passed away on April 9, 2017 at age 70 after a long and courageous battle with illnesses resulting from Agent Orange exposure.


Chuck was the youngest child of Raymond and Clara (Swartz) McLean, born on June 22, 1946 in Fordville, North Dakota.  Chuck, at age 22, joined the Army serving in the Vietnam War from 1966-1967.  He met Lana Foss Martinson and they were married on June 24, 1978.  Chuck was passionate about horseback riding and loved to spend his time with the horses.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father, brother, son, and nephews.  Chuck was very passionate about motorcycles and was State President of the In Country Vietnam MC, and a member of the American Legion Riders, the American Legion, DAB, and the VVA.


Chuck is survived by his wife, Lana; son, Brent and companion Kassi; daughter, Jody (Jon) Sanderson; granddaughters, Jaden and Nicole Sanderson, and Maddie Fortman; sisters-in-law, Myrna (Herman) Deleon, LaMae (Al) Bergan, LuAnn (Ken) Regan, Paula (Ken) Mantel; nieces and nephews, Mike (Amy) McLean, Mark (Michelle) McLean, Marie (Tim) Pederson, Austin (Kendall) Regan, Jordan Regan, Alissa (Mike) Coddington, Victoria and Elizabeth Mantel; great nieces and nephews, Jeremy (Angie) Mayo, Tanner McLean, Maggie (Kyle) Mallory, Jake McLean, Alex (Anna) McLean, Josh (Morgan) Mayo, Sydney McLean, Paul and Elaina Coddington.


Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Clara; his brother, Marlin; in-laws, Palmer and Lois Foss; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


The Funeral Service for Charles will be held at the Petersburg Lutheran Church, Petersburg, ND, on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be at the Petersburg Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Friday, beginning at 3:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.


Family requests memorials be made to Michigan Ambulance Service, Michigan Food Pantry, or Nelson County Cancer Society.

Posted Condolences:


My condolences to Chuck's family.  Many fond memories of spending time with cousin Chuck after we moved to Lakota.

Dan Paukert


Chuck and I have been friends since childhood.  We rode horses, danced, weeded gardens and our friendship was like brother and sister.  I welcomed him home from Vietnam.  Don finally met Chuck about 10 years ago and it was wonderful to listen to Chuck talk about his commitment to the POWs.  He will be missed.  We loved him.  He was a kind soul, a man of character who always cared for his parents and other family as well.  He was proud of Brett and often talked to me about him with such pride and high regard.  Lana, Don and I are so sorry for your loss.  He was one of a kind.

Don & Carol Ann (Johnson)Watson


Rest In Peace "ChucK" you will be dearly missed.  From all your "Brothers" Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association

by Rob Purvis

My deepest Sympathy to Lana and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rosie Paukert Wolfe


Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Chuck's family.  We met Chuck as soon as he moved from Lakota to Petersburg.  We spent a lot of time with Chuck, Ray and Clara as well.  He was a very close friend to both of us.  We had so many great times with Chuck, way too numerous to mention, and some we would rather not mention.  He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him, as he was a very caring person.  We love you Chuck.

Wes & Diane Kinneberg


Our condolences to Chuck's family.  Both Sharon and I have many fond memories of our years as Chuck's classmates at LHS.

Rich and Sharon Ericksrud


Lana and family.  We are thinking about you and your family.  God Bless...

Joan Anderson


My Condolences to Lana and family.
Chuck will be missed.

My he Rest in Peace.

Steve  Eccles


My deepest sympathy to the family of Chuck McLean.  I knew Chuck as soon as his family moved to Petersburg from Lakota.  I went to school with Chuck, was a couple years ahead of him, but remember him fondly growing up in Petersburg.  I have seen him a few times in the last years, and always enjoyed our conversations, and the laughs we were able to share.  He was fellow Vietnam Vet and I know he will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.  Again, my deepest sympathy and may your memories be of comfort at this difficult time.
Geo. Wentzel Stavig



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