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Donald C. McLaren

mclarencropFebruary 11, 1927 ~ December 31, 2016

Age 89, Entered Into Eternal Rest on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA. Born on February 11, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, Donald was the beloved son of David J. McLaren and Mary Blanche Beique. After high school, Donald proudly served his Country in the United States Navy during World War II, and was awarded a Purple Heart. Following his military service, he worked as a master machinist in the tool and dye industry for more than fifty years. Donald is survived by his cherished children: Cheryl, Laurie, Erin, Susie, Debbie and Mike, as well as by many other dear family members and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12:15PM with Full Military Honors at the Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92518.


  • Erin Duvall, proud daughter Posted January 13, 2017 7:11 pm

    Correction to the above. Donald did not graduate High School. After the sudden death of his father, he left school in the 9th grade to help support his 8 siblings and invalid mother. At 17, his mother signed for him to enter the Navy of which, he forwarded his checks to his family. At 18, he received the Purple Heart at the battle of Okinawa. He represented the true meaning of sacrifice.

  • Susie McLaren Niedenthal Posted January 31, 2017 2:20 pm

    Another correction to the above please. Donald also had a daughter Debbie & a son Mike. Thank you.

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