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Duncan Steve MacLaren

Born: Fri., Apr. 30, 1948
Died: Sat., Jun. 14, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

Time of Remembrance

7:00 PM Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

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Duncan Steve MacLaren, of Rapid River, Michigan, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 14, 2014 Mayo Clinic-St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, MN. He was born on April 30, 1948 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Steve enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his grandchildren and had a special love for hockey.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Ratliff) MacLaren; son, Duncan Cory (Beverly) MacLaren; daughter, Stacy (Jerry) Fitzpatrick; sister, Sharon MacLaren (Arline); brother, Casey (Shauna) MacLaren; grandchildren: Megan MacLaren, Nate Fitzpatrick, Matthew MacLaren, Shelby Fitzpatrick, Brenden MacLaren and Maddie Fitzpatrick.

Uncle Steve was adored by many nieces and nephews and was known for his warm loving hugs.

He was loved very much by his family and his many, many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents: Duncan T. and Lillian (Steve) MacLaren; and infant siblings: Pamela and Michael.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 followed by a time of reflection 7 p.m. at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

In keeping with Steve’s love of hockey, his family requests memorials in his memory be made to The Pullar Community Building Renovation and Expansion Project, 225 E. Portage Ave. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com.

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Linda Abel and Denny Aingworth
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
We are so glad that we got together again for the last several years between Colorado, South Dakota and Michigan. We had so much fun and laughs with you and Steve. My parents really enjoyed playing all the card games and having you at their place in Interlochen and making all of us laugh so hard that tears just rolled off our faces. We will never forget Steve's laugh and he will always be in our hearts.

Jo Rust
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
Dear Jennifer, Cory and Stacy,
My deepest sympathy to you and your children. Everything about Steve was big -- his laugh!! his heart his love for family and friends. Always had time to stop and listen anywhere, anytime. He filled up our world with that laugh and his presence ... and he will be remembered with love and admiration. Jo Rust

Cory Jodoin
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
Untimely and too soon! I'm going to miss your laugh and big bear hug. You had the best sense of humor and you will be sorely missed! I'll see you one day upstairs with NEW material, practice your euchre skills and keep the cooler full!

Gary and Barb Bricco
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
Jennifer, we are so very sorry and sad to hear of Steve's passing. He was my go to guy at work when I needed a friend and a hug. And of course his laugh was the best. Our prayers are with all of the Clan Maclaren.

Paul D. Fritz
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
Best wishes at this sad time to the family and he will be missed. I will remember all the great times working with Steve and all the thing he taut me over the years at the State of Michigan. My folks Doug and Betsy Fritz of Bear Paw Landscaping would like me also pass there condolences. We lost one great man.
God bless

Craig and Jane Gundry Escanaba,MI
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
We are so very sorry about the sudden loss of Steve. We both knew him from work. Craig from when he did metering and Jane worked in the state office building. He was always so friendly and helpful. He always talked about hockey and his grand kids. I know he will be missed so much by his family. Our deepest sympathy. Craig and Jane Gundry

Karen Fabry Young
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
Jennifer, Cory, Stacey, Sharon, Casey, and grandkids,

I am so sorry to hear that Steve has passed away. So awful to lose such a great guy so soon! I have many good memories of Steve and the rest of the MacLarens at many family functions with the Fabry family and others--especially the memorable Labor Day picnics. We all shared great times as kids at the Brimley beach. My condolences on your loss.

Karen Fabry Young

Gary Titus
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
I was deeply saddened to learn of Steve's passing. I worked with Steve for many years when he was a weights and measures inspector with the MI Dept. of Agriculture, and I credit him for infecting me with his passion for hockey. At conferences and meetings, you always knew where Steve was in the room: he gathered people to him and his booming laugh was contagious. He seemed larger than life at times. My deepest condolences to his family.

Sheri, Faith and Cheyenne, Fairport fishing buddies
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
Jennifer and Family,

How sad to read of Steve's passing !! I read this with a heavy heart. God blessed you with the best husband, father and grandfather that you could ever ask for. We had a lot of fun times in Fairport with you both and he will truly be missed !! His laughter was the best...right from the belly !! Heaven has received a wonderful man !!

Gerry Adams
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Sharon and Arline, I am so sorry for your loss.

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