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David L. McClaflin

David L. McClaflin

April 24, 2019

David L. “Red Dog” McClaflin passed away peacefully at home April 24, 2019.

He was born in Eau Claire on June 15, 1950, the son of Norman and Margaret (Moore) McClaflin.  Red Dog graduated from Eau Claire North High School and was drafted during the Vietnam War.  During this time he served in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea until his honorable discharge.

Red Dog worked for Western Electric and later AT&T ultimately retiring from Lucent Technology in 2001.  He spent the 90's living in Colorado Springs where he worked with many very good friends and later moved back home to Eau Claire. He never had children, however he kept his friends and family very close to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Steven McClaflin.

Red Dog is survived by his nephew, Scott (Dawn Anderson) McClaflin of Eau Claire; and niece, Deidra (Scott) Rood of Chippewa Falls; great nieces and nephews, Jennifer (James) Ellison, Mallorie (Ty) Burchard, Cody (Erica Morris) Fiedler; and by great-great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, with Military Honors rendered by American Legion Post #53.  A Celebration of Red Dog’s life will immediately follow at 3 p.m. at the Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center is serving the family. 


A Celebration of Red Dog’s life will be held beginning at 3 p.m. at the Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club. Note that the graveside service will PRECEDE the Celebration of Life at 2 p.m.


Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Florist Information

All flowers should be delivered to Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club by 3 p.m. May 3.


  • Carolyn Maness We enjoyed you so much when you and all the Wisconsin guys came to Colorado Springs to work. We had some great get-togethers! You will be missed. Rest in peace

    May 7 at 1:10pm

  • Virginia "Ginny" Fischer-Konitzer Remember you fondly first boyfriend. Rest In peace.

    April 30 at 11:01am

  • Jay & Susie Frese I worked with Red Dog here in Colorado. We were close friends & kept in touch even after he returned to WI. We spent many great times boating, camping, 4th of July parties and all kinds of other times spent together. Here in Colorado he was a great guy & both Susie & I miss him greatly. Jay & Susie Frese

    April 29 at 9:52pm

  • Steve Havens I am so sorry to hear about Dave.
    We worked together at Western Electric and we're close friends. I was with him the night he became "Red Dog", say no more. I will miss him.


    April 28 at 2:59PM

  • Marla Mcclaflin So sorry to hear about the loss of your Uncle Dog. Love to you both, Marla

    April 27 at 3:46PM

  • Evonne Hutchens This is so sad to hear. He was a terrific guy..God Bless him.

    April 26 at 8:36PM

  • Sandra Bruch Based on the comments and the obituary he seems like he was an amazing man. It would seem that the world lost a glowing light.
    God bless and may the love you have carry you through this time.

    April 25 at 7:58PM

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