March 27, 1917 - Oct. 12, 2008
CEDAREDGE, Colo. - Dorothy "Dora" Pansy McFarlane, age 91, of Cedaredge, Colo., died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, Grand Junction, Colo.
She was born March 27, 1917, in Circle, Mont., the eighth child of Fred and Pansy Holsapple Kraklau. She moved with her family to Brainerd, Minn., in 1918, where she attended schools in Brainerd and graduated from high school in 1935 and the Normal Training Department in 1936. She taught in rural schools around Brainerd, Minn., area.
She married Gordon McFarlane on March 16, 1944, at Brainerd, Minn., in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Arnold Frei, a Union Missionary. The new family owned and operated a dairy farm for 23 years. After the dairy farm they had lived in Chandler, Ariz., Rosemont, Minn., and Rangely, Colo., until retiring to Paonia, Colo., in 1980.
Her favorite pastime was reading books.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Rodstrom, of Cedaredge, Colo., Evelyn and husband, Roger Radunz, of Rosemont, Minn.; two sons and wives, Melvin and Rebecca McFarlane, of Oxford, Kan., Bernard and Brenda McFarlane, of Paonia, Colo.; a sister, Eva Young, of Brainerd, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Radunz, Rhonda Katzdorn, Jodi Kittock, Jacob Rodstrom, Jolene Bayles, Corin Middleton, Ruthanna McFarlane; 10 great-grandchildren, Kurt Katzdorn, Chelsea Middleton, Wade Katzdorn, Logan Kittock, Garrett Middleton, Jackson Little, Kaleigh Little, Dalton Kittock, Brady Kittock and Helen Rodstrom.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, five sisters, Doris Kraklau, Alice Magnan, Ivy Nelson, Otelia Houle, Lorna Morcomb; and four brothers, Clifford, Raymond, Leonard and Ashley Kraklau.
Donations may be made to Delta County Library District, P.O. Box 99, Delta, CO 81416.
Services and burial will be at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Paonia, Colo., at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery, 682 1725 Road Delta, CO 81416.
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