First Posted: 2/13/2008
McClellan F. Rosenkrans, Lathrop Twp., Susquehanna County, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, in his home. His wife is the former Gladys Nystrand; the couple celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last June.
Born in Stillwater, NJ, he was the son of the late Floyd J. and Laura Hill Rosenkrans. Prior to his retirement, he was a self- employed contractor and a resident manager for a Y.M.C.A. in Fairview Lake, NJ.
He was an Army Air Core Veteran of World War II where he served as a tail gunner in Europe. He was a member of Parker Hill Community Church and a former Secretary of the Board of Education for the Stillwater Twp. School District as well as serving on the board of Adjustments and as the Twp. Building Inspector in Stillwater, NJ. He was a former Deacon and Elder of the Stillwater Presbyterian Church and a founding member of the Stillwater Historical Society. He was member of the V.F.W in Newton, NJ. His first priority in his life was his family. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying birdwatching and woodcutting. He was an author of two books of memoirs and was a world traveler. He was preceded in death by a son, David.
Also surviving are a son, Danny and his wife, Arlene, Tonsina, Alaska; a daughter, Lynn Meyer and her husband, Edward, Sussex, NJ; a brother, Rolland, Montague, NJ; ten grandchildren, Beth, David Jr., Vera, Garrett, Laura, Hannah and Dirck Rosenkrans, Heather, Leigh, and Sarah Meyer; one great -grandson, Connor Rosenkrans; nieces and nephews.
A funeral was to be Monday, Feb.11, from the Parker Hill Community Church, 607 N. Abington Rd., Clarks Summit, with services by Rev. Robert Gattorna.
Interment will be in Stillwater Cemetery, Stillwater, NJ. Arrangements from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stillwater Historical Society, PO Box 238, Stillwater NJ 07875 or Parker Hill Community Church, 607 N. Abington Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 To sign the online guestbook, visit