Jonah David McClellan

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JONAH DAVID MCCLELLAN
November 2, 1983 ~ September 21, 2010

Jonah David McClellan, born November 2nd, 1983, in Duluth, MN, died Tues., Sept. 21st, 2010, in a helicopter crash serving his country in Afghanistan. He was 26 years old, and a life-long member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church.
Jonah and Nina's last residence was at Fort Campbell, KY, where he was stationed as a Chief Warrant Officer 2 of Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Brigade, Aviation Regiment. He served for seven years.
Jonah is survived by his wife of six years, Nina; and three children, Ayden, 4, Ayla, 2, and an infant son, Renn, 3 months; his parents, Rod and Leona McClellan; brothers, Jesse (Sharon), and Justin; sisters, Amber (Jerry) Miller, Amy (Steve) Urban, Alison (Brady) Rosenlund, all of Battle Ground, WA, and Amanda Ackerman of Vancouver, WA; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dean and Beverly Bruckelmyer, Battle Ground, WA; brothers-in-law, Rick (Nicole), Tom (Shanna) and Grant Bruckelmyer, all of Battle Ground; sisters-in-law, Kristina (Dean) Lipe of Duluth, MN, Kim (Loren) Erickson of Brush Prairie, WA, Karen (Todd) Nielson of Battle Ground, and Holly (Dan) Muonio of Minnetrista, MN; his paternal grandparents, Ray and Norma McClellan of Houghton, MI; maternal grandparents, Reuben and Helen Hendrickson of Kimball, MN; and Nina's grandmother, Louise Homola of Battle Ground.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Callen; Nina's paternal grandparents, Don and Elsie Bruckelmyer; and Nina's maternal grandfather, Clarence Homola.
The family also wants to thank from the heart all our friends, our family, our community, our nation, and the United States Army for all your warm and loving caretaking, cards, gifts, and heart-felt words of comfort and condolences.
Viewing will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 30, 2010 at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, 32320 NE Lewisville Hwy, Battle Ground, WA where the services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 1st, 2010 with burial following at Elim Cemetery in Brush Prairie. A light lunch will be served following burial back at the church. All are welcome. Parking is limited - all are encouraged to carpool.

Jonah so loved his family and all his Christian friends.
He loved to fly and he especially felt honored to serve his country.
But we know he gave that honor to God and whenever possible,
he wanted to talk of his Christianity with his traveling companions
and whenever he was able, with his fellow soldiers.
Oh our dear beloved Jonah! You were a hero to so many people.
You've touched the lives of all you came in contact with. You were so
unselfish and so strong in your faith. You let your light shine wherever you went, and were such a good example to those you knew.
Our merciful Father loved you so much that he has taken you home
at a young age and now you are our anchor in heaven.
Our hope now is that it won't be so long before we can
greet you and hug you in the heaven of glory.
Our dear, dear husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandson,
nephew and friend - of all that are gathered, we know that you are
the happiest now. And we want to have the strength to rejoice
that you have won that crown that we are all striving for.
And we also hope that if anyone here or abroad that
doesn't have that full assurance of their soul's destination -
that they could find this saving faith which you held so precious.
And we want to thank God for allowing us to have Jonah
with us for the time that He did.
Goodbye, dear Jonah - until we meet again.

Please sign Jonah's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 29, 2010
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