Edward “Eddie” McFarlane age 81 of Tracy passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet, California. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. . Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery at Currie. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Edward Howard McFarlane was born May 19, 1935 in Tracy, Minnesota to Howard and Dorothy (Edgar) McFarlane. Eddie graduated from Tracy High School in 1953 where he was a legendary and gifted three sport athlete earning eleven letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He was united in marriage to Janet Tutch on November 25, 1980 at the Tracy United Methodist Church. Eddie later was converted by baptism and confirmation to the Catholic faith. Eddie was a field service representative for Southern California Edison for 30 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Hemet, California and Worthington, Minnesota. Eddie enjoyed going to garage sales and golfing. He was a great Dad. Eddie was loving and fun, and his family and friends were very important to him. He had an amazing heart filled with love. Eddie had a great sense of humor and loved to have fun.
Eddie is survived by his wife Janet; daughters: Denise Carlsen, Cheryl and Michele McFarlane; step children: David Tutch, Annette Carr, Susan Gropel, and Michelle Simonsen; 5 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister.