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Shaun McFarland

Shaun R. McFarland, age 48, of New London, died Monday evening, Aug. 26, at his residence in New London following a six year battle with cancer.

Private services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  www.petersonbrothers.com

Shaun Robert McFarland was born on July 26, 1971, in Drayton, North Dakota, the son of Dennis and Lorna (Soderfelt) McFarland.  He grew up in Drayton, graduated from Drayton High School in 1989 and attended college at UND and Ridgewater College.  In 1993, Shaun was married to Lisa Hess and they made their home in Drayton where Shaun farmed for many years.  In 2001, they moved to Willmar and founded McFarland Carpet Care Plus.  In 2012, Lisa passed away.  On July 23, 2018, Shaun was married to Melissa Binsfeld and they made their home in New London.  Shaun was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.  He enjoyed boating, ice fishing, flying and farming.

He is survived by his wife, Missy of New London; five children, Cody McFarland (and Grace) of Crystal, Montanna (and John) Dalby of St. Cloud, Reilly McFarland of Willmar, Taylor Binsfeld (and Corey Dahl) of New London and Jack Niemela of New London.  Also surviving is one brother, Tyler (and Christy) McFarland of Drayton, ND and two sisters, Mel McFarland of Drayton, ND and Crystal (and Todd) Beckman of Sioux Falls, SD, besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Lisa.

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Thinking of you. We are so glad we had the opportunity to meet Shaun last year. Sending love to you all.The Dalby family xx

The Dalby family Aug 31 2019 12:00 AM

My absolutely amazing husband. I miss you more than I could have ever imagined. You are in my thoughts every second of every day. How do I go on without you?

Melissa McFarland Aug 30 2019 12:00 AM

McFarland family I am so sorry for your loss. Shaun was always such a good customer at the store. Prayers and sympathy for all of you

Deb Setrum Aug 28 2019 12:00 AM

Melanie, Crystal, and Tyler, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Shaun as an athlete - especially for his outstanding record as a pole vaulter. Sending prayers for comfort to each and every one of you.

Mrs. Stave Aug 28 2019 12:00 AM