McLean funeral services announced

HOUGHTON — The funeral service for longtime Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean will take place Saturday.

Saturday’s ceremonies will be held at the Rozsa Center on the Michigan Tech campus in Houghton, the Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon. Public visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. followed by services and honors at 2 p.m.

Members of the Michigan Sheriff’s & Municipal Memorial and Response Team (SMMART) are assisting with coordination of the ceremonies, which will include bagpipes, honor guards and participation by multiple law enforcement and first response agency personnel.

The indoor portion of ceremonies will be available via live stream on the Rozsa Center Facebook page.

Response to the passing of Sheriff McLean has resulted in many gestures of sympathy and support for both the family and the department, with many notes and cards already received. The department notes that anything being sent should be addressed to the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office at 403 E. Houghton Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931 where it will be passed along to the intended recipients.

The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with arrangements. The public is able to view a tribute to the life of Sheriff McLean and also sign a guestbook on their website.

McLean is scheduled to be picked up at noon Thursday from UP Health System — Marquette. A procession of Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Service and the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office will bring him back to the Memorial Chapel in Hancock.

Houghton County Administrator Ben Larson is encouraging residents to line the road tomorrow afternoon for McLean’s return to Houghton County.


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