Posted 1/11/2022


Master Barber of our Barber Den Family and Patriarch of our family passed away on Saturday, October 30th. He was the original owner of The Barber Den, brother-in-law to former owner Doug MacLean and uncle to current owner Phil MacLean. The community of Littleton and surrounding areas has lost an incredible icon of barbering and BS. He had more stories than Paul Bunyon, and the tales got taller as the years passed. If you don’t know fantastical details of his children, grandchildren, and the giant pheasant in Tinkertown, 14 miles west of Watertown, South Dakota, then you didn’t sit in his chair more than 5 minutes. In his later years, he took up painting and could be seen selling his masterpieces in front of the shop some days. He loved his business and his customers, and he will be sorely missed by all. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 9th.