Jay G. McClintock II
James George “Jay” McClintock II, the son of James “Jay” and Irene (Carmody) McClintock, was born on December 17, 1923, in Rugby, North Dakota.He died at the age of 86 years on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Jay was raised in the home of his parents in Rugby and graduated from high school there.While in high school, Jay was an accomplished athlete, playing on two high school championship basketball teams and was selected to the all state team both years. He also played football and was a state champion tennis player.A proud time for Jay while growing up was earning his Eagle Scout badge and he would later become a Scoutmaster.Following high school, he started college at the University of North Dakota where he played football, basketball, tennis, and entered naval cadet training.Soon, his college studies were interrupted when he was called into active duty during World War II and served as a 2nd Lieutenant pilot for two years during the war and was honorably discharged on December 3, 1945.He returned to UND and became president of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and graduated with a BS degree in business administration and management.
Jay was united in marriage to Esther Grorud on June 5, 1949, in Rugby, where they made their home and raised their three children.He was a banker for many years and later would join his sons when they established The McClintock Insurance Agency and Realty, which he had been active in for the past 35 years.Jay was a licensed real estate appraiser, insurance agent and realtor.He was active in many civic and youth activities, including past president of the Rugby Lions Club, the Rugby Country Club, the Commercial Club, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Park Board, and a 50+ year member of the Golden Legion of Phi Delta Theta.Jay was elected to the North Dakota referee’s Hall of Fame after officiating for many years and refereeing athletes including future pro-players Phil Jackson (basketball) and Dave Osborn (football).For many years, he coached youth baseball and softball in Rugby.
Jay was a very positive person in life and had a gift of talk that made everyone feel special. He loved animals, especially dogs, but his pride and joy was his family. He spent many days and hours following his children’s and grandchildren’s activities with great patience and pride.
Those who were privileged to share in his life are his wife of 61 years, Esther; daughter, Patty (Mike) Baier of Bottineau; sons, Jay (Tammy) and Tom, all of Rugby; five grandchildren, Sara (Landon) Switzer, Anne (King) Sedore, Marla Baier, Laura Baier and Jacob McClintock; 3 great-grandchildren, Jameson Switzer, Adelaide and Greta Sedore; other relatives and a host of friends.He was preceded in death by one brother, John; one sister, Winifred; and his parents.
Memorial Services were held Saturday, August 28, 2010, at First Lutheran Church, Rugby, with private burial in Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby.
Pastor Mike Pretzer officiated. Music was provided by Pam Anderson, organist, and Craig Wollenburg, soloist.
Honorary Bearers were all his family and friends.
Military honors were accorded by The Clarence Larson American Legion Post #23 Honor and Color Guard of Rugby and The North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Detail.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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