Obituary of Melvin "Mel" McFarland
Melvin “Mel” McFarland
Age 65, of Posen, IL, and formerly Joliet, IL, died suddenly, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Metro South Medical Center, Blue Island, IL. He was born January 15, 1953 in Joliet where he was raised and educated, a graduate of Joliet Central High School, Class of 1971.
Mel is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Judy (nee Estes) Cortese-McFarland of Posen, IL; one son, Clinton McFarland; one daughter, Marion McFarland; one granddaughter, Sidney McFarland; his mother, Marlyn (nee Travillion) McFarland; one brother, Darrell McFarland, all of Joliet.
He was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy; his father, John McFarland; two sisters, Cornelia McFarland in infancy and Renee McFarland.
Mel retired from Commonwealth Edison in 2008, after many years of dedicated service, as an electrician.
Funeral services for Melvin “Mel” McFarland will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, where visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until services begin at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
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