Virden-Michael E. McFarland, 65, of Virden, IL passed away at 12:40 A.M. Wednesday, October 23, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Michael was born on September 9, 1949 in Pana, IL a son to William & Clara (Bishop) McFarland. He graduated from Staunton High School and later joined the Marines and served during the Viet Nam War. Michael loved the outdoors, loved to camp, garden and do anything that dealt with the outdoors. Michael loved his dogs, Dawn and Molly. When he would go fishing Dawn was right there with him and Molly went with him everywhere. Anyone who knew him knew that he was “The Boss.”
Surviving Michael are his sons, Jeramie McFarland of Virden, IL, Shawn (Dawn) McFarland of Carlinville, IL; companion, Linda D. McFarland of Virden; brother, Jonathan (Donna) McFarland of MO; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Virden Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Hammond officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a comment for the family, please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com