Edwin A. McLean Sr.

Edwin A. McLean Sr, 83, of Belleville, Illinois, born Monday, July 23, 1928, in East St Louis, IL, died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Dammert Geriatric Center at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois.

Ed was President of East St Louis Stone Company. He was Past President of St Clair County (West) Rotary Club 66-67 and Past District Governor of Rotary  #6510 in 76-77, Gothic Lodge #852 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Shrine, Past member and  President  of Okaw Valley Boy Scout Council, Eagle Scout and Distinguished Eagle Scout, Past President of Illinois Association of  Aggregate Producers and was U.S. Navy,Korean War Veteran. Served on a local bank board and Memorial Hospital Board.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Morris E. and Corinne nee Williams, McLean
  • Brother: M. Milton  McLean

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Mary Jane nee Laudenberg, McLean of Belleville, Illinois
  • Children
    • Edwin A (Nancy) McLean Jr. of Columbia, IL
    • Pamela (Bryan) Wingbermuehle of St.Louis, MO
  • Brother: Donald R (Gayle) McLean of St.Louis, MO
  • Grandchildren
    • Johnathan (Susan) McLean
    • Aaron (Fiance Emily Coleman) McLean
    • Eric Wingbermuehle
    • Megan Wingbermuehle
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Madison McLean
    • Abigail McLean
  • Sister-in-laws
    • Karen McLean
    • Jane Laudenberg
  • Nieces & Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Lewis and Clark Council Boy Scouts Endowment Fund or Oblates of Our Lady of the Snows or donor's choice

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois and from 9:00 am - 9:30 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Main Chapel of the Apartment Community at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois. Masonic Service will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Main Chapel of the Apartment Community at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois, with Pastor Richard Brendel officiating.  Interment will follow at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Edwin A. McLean Sr.:

    To Ed's Family: Ed's life reflected his humanitarianism in a myriad of ways, not the least of which (and the one with which I am most familiar) having been thru his dedication to the aims and objectives of the Rotary movement, specifically as a prime mover in the St.Clair County (West) Rotary Club and its predecessor, the East St. Louis Rotary Club. A great guy, a true gentleman, and the quintessential Rotarian. My sincerest sympathy. DonRice,PDG

    Don Rice Belleville IL 62223

    My association with Ed was through the Scouting program and our joint membership on the Executive Board of Okaw Valley Council (now Lewis & Clark Council) in the BSA. Ed was a living example of one who lives and acts according to the teachings present in the Scout Oath and Law. By his example, he was a true inspiration to his peers and thousands of youth throughout Southern Illinois. Prayers and sincere condolences to the family. Ed's positive example for us all will certainly be missed.

    James Simpson O'Fallon IL 62269

    Mary Jane,

    Ed and I were very good friends in Scouting for many years. I thought a great deal of Ed. He took a very intelligent, yet friendly and practical, approach to solving problems and he was truly a great asset to the Council Board. We also both had the privilege of serving as President of the Okaw Valley Council.

    Ed was always a very humble and friendly person, yet he had a very bright mind and was always willing to help the Council or his friends. We will truly miss Ed and his very supportive and cheerful ways. We were fortunate to have him for the many years we enjoyed his friendship. Please accept my sympathy and let me know if there is any way I can be of help.

    Don Welge

    Don Welge Chester IL 62233

    I have known Ed for over 20 years. He was a quiet man and a great leader. He lead by example and by use of a gentle suggestion. I always looked forward to seeing him at Rotary and will miss him.

    Tom Ripperda Belleville IL 62226