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Sterling Russell McLachlan age 85of Evart, passed away on July 25, 2019 at Autumnwood of McBain. He was born on April 26, 1934, to Elmer and Evelyn (Connor) McLachlan in Evart Township in Osceola County. He married Kay Louise Borden on July 25, 1955 at Angola, Indiana. Sterling had worked in the tool & die trade as a machinist. He is a member of the Sears Church of God. He was a Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed going for walks, hunting, traveling, and doing many other types of activities.
He is survived by his wife Kay of Evart, children, Karla (Jeff) Pollington of Evart, Brenda McLachlan of Evart, and Bruce McLachlan also of Evart. The grandchildren are, Brandon (Heather) Pollington, Wayne (Renee) Pollington, Kara Pollington, Ashley (Todd) McCauley, Megan (Jeremy) Themm, Ian McLachlan, Eli McLachlan, Brennan McLachlan, and Hunter McLachlan. There are also 11 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren along with siblings, Judy (Ed) Morgan of Evart, Sharon (Leon) Schlafley of Farwell and Florida and Arlene (Lynden) McCoy of Evart and Florida. Sterling has one brother in law, Ken Proper of Evart and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two children, Laurie and Patti McLachlan, son in law, Marty Pollington, siblings, Lois (Don) Rohdy and Helen Proper, in laws, Nina Borden, Duane (Nina) Borden, and James Borden and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at the Sears Church of God on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Rev. John Mellish will officiate at the services. Burial will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery at Evart. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of the services at the church. A luncheon will follow at the church. The Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain is handling the arrangements and thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com