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Services scheduled for two servicemen killed in west Wichita crash

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 11:44 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 10:08 p.m.

Funeral services have been set for two servicemen killed Thursday in a west Wichita car crash.

A funeral mass for U.S. Army Spc. Marcus W. McClellan, 21, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4411 W. Maple. A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Services for Marine Lance Cpl. Devan M. Krausch, 22, follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple.

McClellan and Krausch suffered fatal injuries early Thursday morning after their car struck a culvert beside 13th Street near 135th Street West, went airborne and hit a power pole and utility lines.

McClellan died at the scene.

Krausch, the passenger, was ejected from the car. He died later at a local hospital.

Both were Wichita residents.

McClellan, a Bishop Carroll High School graduate, is survived by his parents, Bob and Connie McClellan of Wichita; three brothers; a stepsister; his grandmother, Maxine Heimerman of Colwich; a niece, a stepniece and a stepnephew; other family, friends and his dog, Kush.

Memorials may be sent to Bishop Carroll Soccer Program, 8101 W. Central in Wichita; and U.S.O., 2111 Wilson Blvd. S-1200, Arlington, VA 22201.

Downing and Lahey Mortuary West is in charge of services.

Krausch, a 2008 Northwest High School graduate, is survived by his fiancee, Andi Valcoure and an unborn son; parents, Tom and Kim Krausch of Wichita; two sisters and a foster sister; grandparents, Maureen and Peter Krausch and Maxine Kirk; and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sean Krausch, and a grandfather, Jay Kirk.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Krausch’s name at Wichita Federal Credit Union locations.

Resthaven Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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