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Family of veteran expected to attend funeral

Posted at 9:00 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 09:00:41-05

Sparrow Hospital tells FOX 47 it has found the family of Petty Officer Third Class Warren Edward McClees.

The Navy veteran died at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing in 2015 but hospital staff was not able to identify any of his family members.

Sparrow Hospital helped arrange a full military service for McClees and tried to look for his relatives.

Sparrow Hospital Spokesman John Foren tells News 10 a family friend of McClees reached out to Sparrow Hospital after seeing media coverage earlier this week.

The hospital was able to get in contact with McClees niece through that person.

Sparrow officials say she and possibly other family members will attend a military funeral service for McClees at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan at 10 a.m.