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Daniel B. McClain, 57, of Des Moines, Iowa peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on March 27, 2017 after a long courageous battle with lymphoma cancer. He was born June 18, 1959 to Phyllis (Rodemeyer) Nelson and Ronald D. McClain. He married Sherry A. Flanagan on September 22, 2007.
Daniel graduated from Cardinal High School , class of 1978, and received certification in welding from Indian Hills Community College. He joined the Lemar Industries and worked as a welder for 12 years.
Daniel is survived by his wife Sherry and their son Sam; his mother Phyllis Nelson; three step sons Daren (Shaila) Bowles Turlock, CA, Darrell (Natalie) Bowles Kansas City, MO, and David Bowles Des Moines, IA; four grandchildren Ethan and Ivan Bowles, Sophia and Silas Bowles; two sisters Sandy McClain Des Moines, IA and Laurie Ramsey Sevierville, TN; nephew Kurt (Danielle) Workman, nieces Lindsay McClain ( Cody Nelson), Alexandra Logdson; great niece Willow Nelson; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friend Shawn (Amy) O'Neil; two dogs he loved dearly Gage and Jack McClain.
Preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Daniel could light up a room with his smile and his laugh was contagious. He had a warm loving heart and he would help anyone who needed it. He amassed a huge amount of friendships throughout his life and all of them meant the world to him. As the member of the Lemar Industries family Daniel not only enjoyed and was proud of the work he did, but also gained a band of brothers whom he loved. He was an active fan of the Kansas City Chiefs football team and an avid follower of Dale Earnhart, JR of NASCAR racing. Daniel had a passion for gardening and being outside in nature. Most of all he loved his family.
His body has been cremated.
Services for Daniel are as follows:
Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 PM
Memorial service follows at 2 PM
April 1, 2017
Community of Christ
1645 Pennsylvania Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316
Reception to follow at the church.
Memorials can be made to the family.
Published on March 28, 2017
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