Darwin Glen McClane


October 15, 1930 - June 26, 2009




Darwin Glen McClane was born October 15, 1930 in Letcher, SD to Glen and Lyla (Dyer) McClane. He grew up and attended school in Letcher.  On January 23, 1955 he married Jean Tapken in Letcher. They resided in Letcher their entire lives where he was involved in owning and operating McClane’s Garage with his father.  Darwin also drove school bus for many years and was the Letcher School custodian from 1970 until retiring in 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; two daughters: Christy Treib and husband, Joe of Letcher and Kelly McClane of Letcher; two grandsons: Jarod Treib and  Sheila of Woonsocket, Garett Treib of Letcher; one granddaughter, Alison (Treib) Hansen and husband, Bob of Mitchell; one great-grandson, Sawyer Treib and one great-granddaughter, Sage Treib of Woonsocket.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Darliene Moody, one nephew, Pat Moody and his father and mother-in-law, Henry and Pearl Tapken.



Monday, June 29, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 30, 2009
10:30 AM
Letcher Community Church
Letcher, South Dakota


Westlawn Cemetery
Letcher, South Dakota

Posted by Mary Ackman on July 5, 2009
Dar - Any electrical issues up there I can help with?
Posted by Duane and Janice Northrup on June 29, 2009
We will always remember and appreciate all Darwin (and you, Jean ) did to keep our school in such tip top shape. It is certainly sad to look at it now.
Darwin will certainly be missed. Janice
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