McLain William P., age 81, of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away at Castle Ridge Care Center on Jan. 8 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in St. Paul, MN, son of David & Nan McLain. He graduated from Central High School, St. Paul. He is survived by his loving wife, Viola (Vi), of 59 years; sons, Robert (Kathy) McLain, Chaska, Timothy (Debra) McLain, Apple Valley; grandchildren, Bryan (Shawna) McLain, Red Wing, Heather (Jon) Gillund, Savage, Nicholas (Leslie) McLain, Farmington, Michael and Molly McLain, Chaska; 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Prior to retirement in 1982, Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, from 1942-1945. He taught school in Alden and St. Charles, MN, and the last 25 years in the Minnetonka School District. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post #409, Eden Prairie, and Post #0580 of Chanhassen. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie and will be remembered by his many wood projects throughout the church & his life. Bill will be sadly missed by his family, many relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Memorial service at Immanuel Lutheran Church - 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie (2 blks N. of Hwy 5 on Co Rd 4) on Fri., Jan. 11 at 11 am. Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with grandchildren participating. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church, or Struther's Parkinson's Center, Golden Valley, MN. Arr. Cremation Society of MN Edina 952-924-4100

Published on January 10, 2002

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