Douglas McFarlane

Douglas J. McFarlane

Thursday, January 6th, 1955 - Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Douglas J. McFarlane, age 65, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Clinic in Rice Lake. He was born on January 6, 1955 in Rockford IL to Lawrence E. and Alice (Ziebell) McFarlane. He married Rita Meinen on September 27, 1980 at Faith Lutheran Church Running Valley. Doug owned and operated a Napa Store in Glenwood City for 10 years. He also worked as a diesel mechanic for Almena Truck Center and Nordquist Trucking. There was not too many things that Doug could not fix. He loved to tinker with computers, remote control airplanes, his Harley and anything else that needed mending. He loved his family and was always willing to help a friend in need.

He is survived by his wife: Rita of Chetek; son: Travis (Jessica) McFarlane of Colfax; daughter: Rachel (Scott) Dobson of Fond du Lac WI; brothers: David McFarlane of Griffin GA and Steven (Diane) McFarlane of Iron River WI; sister: Sandy (Greg) Harm of Rice Lake; granddaughter: Hattie McFarlane; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents: Lawrence and Alice.

There will be a visitation from 11:00-2:00 PM at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer on Tuesday August 4, 2020 with private graveside services to follow at Faith Lutheran Running Valley Cemetery. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at Due to orders from the Governor, masks will be required at the visitation.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Olson Funeral Home
    1516 Larson St.
    BLOOMER, WI 54724
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  • Interment

    Faith Lutheran Cemetery
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Cathy Goldman

Posted at 09:44am
My heartfelt condolences to Doug's family. I have fond memories of meeting Doug at my former husband's place while the guys were flying their RC planes. He was always quick with a smile, a laugh and conversation. My sympathies to his family and friends. He will be very missed.

Jolene and Doug Pichler

Posted at 07:15am
You have our sincere condolences. May peace and strength be with you. God bless you.
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Ron and Jamie Stenberg

Posted at 06:55pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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Tanya Guthrie

Posted at 11:57am
I was always fascinated that Doug could tinker with just about anything and figure out how it works and fix it. He was always working on something, and would even try to explain it to us or the boys whenever we were around. He helped us fix our stuff over and over. Game nights were the best! When we play Farkle at home the boys always shout that they are/aren’t going to be a “Doug” this time. I will cherish every memory I have! Love you Rita, you are always in our thought and hearts!

Tammy & Joe Reiss, Terry & Scott Furman

Posted at 11:30am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With love and hugs,
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