Farming Rural 18

Mr. Perry L. McFarland

April 21, 1939 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 81)


Mr. Perry L. McFarland, 81, of Rio, Illinois died 6:46 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2021 at his home. 

He was born April 21, 1939 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Loyd Perry and Alfhild (Eck) McFarland.  He married Mary Cook, March 30, 1961 in Macomb, Illinois. 

Surviving is his wife of almost 60 years, Mary McFarland of Rio, two sons, Patrick (and Lisa) McFarland of Rhinelander, Wisconsin and Michael (and Constance) McFarland of Raymond, Maine, five grandchildren, Juliet Salinas, Margie (and Tim) Kline, Hannah McFarland, Emily McFarland, and Juliana McFarland, and five great grandchildren, Darson Kline, Ayla Kline, Nara Kline, Peyton McFarland, and Luxe McFarland.  He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Lori McFarland in 1961 and a sister. 

Perry graduated from Alexis High School in in 1957 and Western Illinois University in 1962 with his Bachelor’s Degree.  He was a salesman for Fairbanks Morse in St. Louis, Missouri for seven years and worked at Midwest Scale in Rockford, Illinois for four years.  He then owned and operated Northern Illinois Scale for nine years and then was a service engineer for the Beloit Corporation in Beloit, Wisconsin for two years.  He retired in 2001 but continued to stay active by working on small projects.  He loved spending time with his family. 

As Perry requested, cremation will be accorded.  There will be no visitation or service.  Memorials may be given to Harbor Light Hospice.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at 

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