NORFOLK — Dennis Lee McFarland, 74, Norfolk died Sept. 8, 2020, in Norfolk.
No services are planned. There will be a Celebration of his life at a later date.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Dennis was born March 18, 1946, in Bloomfield, to Ray and Eileen (Wakeley) McFarland. He grew up and went to school in Kellerton, Iowa, then joined the Navy. While in the service, he met and married Becky Murray in 1965. After he got out of the Navy, they returned to Nebraska, where he farmed for nearly 30 years in the Wausa area and also on Brooky Bottom near Wynot. After retiring from farming, they moved to rural Randolph where he was a substitute mail carrier for several years, then moved to Norfolk. Besides his family, some of his favorite things were homegrown tomatoes, homemade ice cream, and his dog, Holly.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Becky, and their family, Troy (Rachelle) McFarland, their children Nicole, Melissa, and Christopher; Lenaya (James) Callies and their children. Ashton (Kourtney and baby boy, Callies, in December) Jaidyn, Jenna and Bryson; and Andrea (Tim) Cross, Yankton, S.D., their children, Justin Poppe, and son, Lyric, and Tim and Renee Cross; siblings, Gary (Barbara) McFarland, Sandy, Ore.; sister-in-law, Marietta (Eldon) McFarland, Crofton; sister, Joy (Jerry) Winkelbauer; and brother-in-law, Dave Junck, Randolph; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eldon McFarland; sister-in-law, Susan (Gary) McFarland; and sister, Raeleen Junck.