Lola McFarlane


      Lola McFarlane, 93, of Greenbush, MN, died on Sunday at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.


      Lola McFarlane, was born Lola Annie Hams, the daughter of Claude Marvin & Sylvia Jane (Conover) Hams, on July 23, 1919 at Swift, MN.  She grew up in the Swift/Warroad area and attended the Conover Country School at Warroad and the Warroad High School, graduating in 1938.  Lola married Lloyd Donald McFarlane on November 19, 1938 at Warroad.  They farmed at Greenbush, MN for many years.


      Lola was an active member of the community.  She served as President of the former Zion Ladies Aid for many years.  She had served on the Huss Township Board.  She was a lifetime member of the Northland Threshing Bee and the Circle 8 Square Dance Club for many years & she was a member of United Free Lutheran Church of Greenbush.  She did sewing, making clothing, cake baking and especially enjoyed crocheting. Lola & Lloyd moved to Karlstad, MN in 1992.  Lloyd died on February 19, 1998.  Lola moved into the old LifeCare Greenbush Manor in 2009 and later into the new LifeCare Greenbush Manor.


      She is survived by: 1 son—Marvin (Eunice) McFarlane of Auburn, Washington.  4 daughters—Sharon Flug of Embarrass, MN, Lloydeen (Gary) Peterson of Greenbush,  Roberta (Dennis) Lorenson of Middle River, MN & Rayetta (Rick) Olberg of Roseau, MN

    13 grandchildren & 30 great-grandchildren.


    1 sister—Clarice (Doug) Wiskow of Roseau, MN

    Brother-in-law—Eldon Koznek of Snohomish, WA

    Sisters-in-law:  Beverly Hams of Shelley, MN, Mick Hams of Hillsboro, ND, Lynn Hams of Shelton, WA, Florence (Ray) Revell of Auburn, WA & Barbara McFarlane of Roseau, MN.


      She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 grandson, 1 granddaughter & 1 great-grandson, son-in-law—Clarence Flug. 4 sisters—Pearl, Erma, Selma & Arlene and 4 brothers—Lloyd, Carol, Leslie & Charles.


      Funeral Services were held on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM in United Free Lutheran Church of Greenbush with Pastor Alvin Sather, officiating. Vocalists were Vernon Lorenson, Rod Eastman & Arlene Jenson.  Linda Sovde was at the organ.  Pallbearers were Travis, Trent & Trevor Lorenson, Matthew Huntley, Ronald Peterson, Curt Spilde & Jake Sele.  Burial was in Barnett National Cemetery at rural Badger, MN with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush in charge of arrangements.