John McClarnen, 65, of Lincoln (formerly of Falls City), passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. He was born April 29, 1949 at Humboldt to the late Everett and Alice (Helmick) McClarnen.

On May 25, 1969 he married Linda Carmichael at Pawnee City.

John was raised in Pawnee City and graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1967. He then attended Southeast Community College in Milford and graduated as an auto body technician. When married, the couple established their home in Pawnee City where he worked for Bob Smith Auto. In 1972 they moved to Beatrice and he worked at Sparky’s Auto Body. In 1979 they moved to Falls City and he worked for Hoss-Smith Ford.  He then owned John’s Body Shop from 1980-2008. John and Linda moved to Lincoln in 2008 where he was employed by Speedway Motors. He loved his grandchildren, fishing and detailing cars.  

John is survived by his wife, Linda, of Lincoln; son, John (Tara), of Elkhorn; daughter, Nicole (Chad) Lippold, of Bennett; grandchildren, Bryce McClarnen, Baylor and Kamrin Lippold. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Fay Ann Blaylock officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday from 7-8 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.

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