Arleigh Jay McLellan
Mass of Christian Burial for Arleigh Jay McLellan, age 18, of Lantry will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Dupree School Gym. Burial will be in the Lantry Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. A Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dupree. Arleigh passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Lantry.
Arleigh Jay McLellan, beloved son of Dale and Terri (Vrooman) McLellan, was born June 15, 1994 in Rapid City, SD. He grew up in Lantry, SD on the McLellan Ranch. Arleigh attended twelve years of school in Dupree, graduating in May 2012. Arleigh was currently attending Mitchell Technical Institute where he was pursuing a degree in Agricultural Technology.
Arleigh will be forever remembered for having a heart of gold and a smile that could light up the world. He cherished his family, especially his two nephews and three nieces.
Arleigh had a passion for the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and working with the livestock on the ranch. Some of his favorite past times were traveling, basketball, football, playing pool, trying his hand at bullriding, and helping at the Dupree Rodeo Grounds.
Grateful for having shared his life are his parents, Dale and Terri McLellan, sister Kayla (Shane) Farlee, and brother Kerry (Mariah) McLellan; nephews Clinton Farlee and Klayte McLellan and nieces Shayna Farlee, Kennedy and Kami McLellan; his paternal Grandmother, Lorane McLellan, and his maternal Grandparents, Leroy and Karen Vrooman; many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and special friends.
Arleigh was preceded in death by his paternal Grandpa Owen McLellan.