In loving memory of

Pen Albert Maclin
August 5, 1991 - April 25, 2023

Pen Albert Maclin III, 31, of Rochester, MN passed away on April 26, 2023, at his home.

Pen Albert Maclin III was born on August 5, 1991, in Duluth, Minnesota to Pen Jr. and Toria (Polk) Maclin and grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 2009 where he was an All-State Wrestler, All-Conference Football player. After graduation he attended the North Dakota School Of Science where he again became an All-Conference Football player. Pen loved all kinds of music and enjoyed fishing in his free time. He had a great sense of humor and was very kind and loving to anyone who was lucky enough to know him.

He is survived by his parents, Pen A. Maclin Jr., and Toria J. Maclin; brother, Kenneth Maclin (Emma Matzke); sister, Latasha Maclin; nephew Kenneth Maclin Jr., aunt and godmother Treva Polk Daly (Richard), aunts Anne (Chuck) Davis, Katherine Smith and uncles Adrian (Peggy) Polk, James Polk, and Douglas Maclin, and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by paternal and maternal grandparents.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 12, 2023, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home (5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901). Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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Tom Bitz wrote on May 14, 2023:

"My deepest condolences to the Maclin family. Pen truly was a gentle giant. I don't believe I even remember him raising his voice at anybody. Strongest kid I ever coached ! Really always enjoyed watching how excited his Dad got at his wrestling meets and football games ! So very sorry for your loss and your family is in my prayers. Tom Bitz"

patty haimes wrote on May 11, 2023:

"Dear Toria, Pen and family. My heart hurts for you all. You are in my prayers. My deepest sympathy. Love and huge hugs dear friends. "

Lori Crandall wrote on May 10, 2023:

"Dear Toria and Pen, Kenneth and Latasha, I am so very sorry your beautiful son passed away! My heart breaks for your pain. I am not able to come to Pen's funeral, but am holding you close in my prayers. Love and hugs, Toria!"

Janice Williams wrote on May 5, 2023:

"Aaron, Please know your American Express Colleagues are thinking of you & your family. We are saddened to hear of your loss &wish you peace &comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, American Express Family"

Matt & Betty Salerno wrote on May 5, 2023:

"I remember our sons wrestling together when they were very young at Mattmen. Incredible heartbreak, anger, and confusion as we all somehow try our best to return to hope. We love you Toria and Pen and express our deepest sincere love and care in this unbearable time. Love, love, love. Matt & Betty Salerno"

Matt & Betty Salerno wrote on May 5, 2023:

"Our condolences to the entire Maclin family. It seems like yesterday that our kids wrestled together. Pen Jr. was remarkable in so many ways, just like his parents. Our love and prayers are for your family at this time. May the God we serve hold you all and surround you with His Peace and Love. Matt & Betty Salerno"

Nick wrote on May 4, 2023:

"So very sorry for your loss. May God keep you close to His Sacred Heart during this time. Prayers for Pen and for all of you."

Lori Thicke wrote on May 3, 2023:

"Dear Toria, So very sorry for your loss. Hoping your special memories of him will ease your pain. Lori Thicke"

Daniela wrote on May 2, 2023:

"Dear Toria, I am so sorry for the loss of your son, thinking of you and your family in this difficult time! Daniela Stan"

Aaron Marcel wrote on Apr 30, 2023:

"More than a cousin, Penn was my much stronger and athletic baby brother. We shared so many firsts together from swimming lessons to vacations. We shared a mutual admiration and I will miss him forever. Rest in peace baby bro and keep smiling up there. Until we meet again, your big brother/cousin Aaron."

Mel Vee wrote on Apr 30, 2023:

"My deepest condolences for Pen?s family. My thoughts and sincerest prayers to all who loved him and are left in sorrow at this time. May God wrap His loving arms around all of you, may He keep you in His light as you mourn the loss of your beloved son and brother. My heart is heavy for all of you, all my love and prayers, Melissa Valeriano "

Mark Kuisle wrote on Apr 29, 2023:

"So sorry to hear about this loss. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Mark Kuisle Activities Director Wrestling Coach"