Melvin "Mel" McFarland
Tuesday
4
December

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500
Tuesday
4
December

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500
Tuesday
4
December

Interment

1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 E. Washington Street
Joliet, Illinois, United States

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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