Charles (Chuck) Leroy McFarland, 70, long time WC resident, died peacefully Sunday, August 11, 2013, at his home north of Webster City. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center. A Celebration of Life service will follow on Wednesday at 2:30 at Fosters. Private burial of the cremated remains will be later in the week at Saratoga Cemetery south of Webster City.
Charles Leroy McFarland, son of Reinhard and Linea Holmberg McFarland was born July 19, 1943 at Emmettsburg, Ia. He received his education in the WC school system graduating from Lincoln High in 1961. He joined the Iowa National Guard in 1961 and later attended the Non-Commissioned Officers Training school at Camp Dodge. On July 13, 1963, he married the love of his life, Linda Louise Weber, at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in WC. The couple just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Chuck worked at Weber's Standard Parts for 12 years before opening his own business in Blairsburg, Chuck's Service Center. He became part owner of Baber's Cycle Center in WC two years later, soon becoming full owner. He and his wife operated this business until 1978. He then went on to work for the WC School system and Frigidaire as a Facilitator for ten years until his retirement.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Julie (Mark) Foster of Spencer; Kathy (Randy) Smith of Duncombe; Shelly (Dave Bergeson) Sjoberg of Webster City; son, Charles Daniel (Christine) McFarland of Duncombe; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Steven (Audrey Harms) McFarland and Tony (Pam) McFarland, all of Duncombe; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David McFarland; sisters, DeAnn Newman and Linda Risetter and brothers-in-law Kevin Risetter and Denny Newman.
Chuck was a member of the Webster City Moose Family Center, former member of the Boone Valley Snowmobile Club, former member of the Boone Valley OHV Club and had sponsored the Baber's Cycle Center - Motorcross Racing Team.
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