Bruce H. McLean

Bruce H. McLean

Bruce H. McLean, age 76 of Madison, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, from complications due to Parkinson’s disease.

He was born on June 21, 1941, in Rochester, Minn., the son of Rob and Doris McLean. Bruce graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minn., in 1959. He continued his education at Minnesota State University, graduating in 1965, with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration. Following graduation, Bruce worked his entire career for Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis, Mo. Bruce was an avid and exceptional chef who could transfer the contents of the barest pantry into a feast. He enjoyed the process of refining a good recipe to perfection. His greatest enjoyment came from cooking for those he loved. His love of food and wine led him on many culinary adventures.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jacklyn; brother, Jack (Marge) McLean of Richmond, VA; sisters, Judy (Ray) Bush of Grinnell, Iowa, Roberta (Tom) Schroeder of Seattle, WA., Janet McLean of La Crosse, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael John; and his parents, Bob and Doris McLean.

In keeping with Bruce’s wishes, no services will be held. Jackie would like for those who cared for Bruce, to raise a toast in his memory.

Memorials in Bruce’s name may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation or Capitol Lakes Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson West
Funeral & Cremation Care
7435 University Ave.
(608) 831-6761