January 6, 2022
Alvin Donald (Don) McLean, 98, formerly of Burr Oak, died Monday, Dec. 27, at the Smith Center Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Tees, Alberta, Canada on May 15, 1923, to Robert John and Sarah McLean.
Don was united in marriage to Elva Frances Roesti on Aug. 4, 1943, near their home in Alberta, Canada. This union was blessed with five children: Gwendolyn Ann, Richard Alvin, Karen Jean, Donna Lee and Dixie Louise.
In 1948 Don, Elva and the two oldest children moved from Tees, Alberta, to Aiken, Minn., where he worked on a turkey farm. After being flooded out by the Mississip...