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Robert "Bob" McFarland
April 28, 1952 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Robert “Bob” McFarland, age 71, a resident of Portland, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2023 surrounded by his family and friends at Persimmon Ridge in Portland.
Bob was born April 28, 1952 in Portland, the son of Robert L. McFarland and Iris (Gillum) Wilson. He graduated from Pennville High School and was at Home Dairy for many years. Bob worked at CTS in Berne, Indiana and Indiana Glass in Dunkirk. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Redkey Nazarene Church. Bob was a member of many organizations including Portland Moose, Portland American Legion, and Church Praise Team. Bob was also a Boys Scout and Cubs Scout Leader, and President of Men’s Ministry. In his free time Bob loved to fish at his pond, spend time with family, going to grandsons sport events, and enjoying adventures with his best friends.
Bob married Deb Younger on March 13, 1971 and enjoyed 52 years together.
His loving wife: Deb McFarland – Portland, Indiana
2 sons: Chad McFarland (wife Kimberly) – Portland, Indiana
Ryan McFarland (wife Laura) – Bryant, Indiana
Mother: Iris Gillum – Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 sister: Lise Shaver (husband Dave) – Portland, Indiana
Special lifelong friends: Brad and Cindy Rausch – Rochester, Minnesota
Bob was preceded in death by a sister Linda Greer and a granddaughter Linsay McFarland
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 1-5 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Green Park Cemetery in Portland with Pastor Tom Hopkins to officiate the service.
Memorials may be directed to Redkey Church of Nazarene.