IN THE CARE OF

×

Brown Funeral Home

OBITUARY

Mary Donalda McFarland

September 5, 1932April 12, 2021

Mary D. McFarland (DeYonker), age 88, of Grand Blanc, Michigan passed away Monday April 12, 2021.

Mary was born the daughter of Henry and Marcella (Krantz) DeYonker in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan on September 5, 1932. She graduated from St. Martin High School in Detroit, class of 1951. She married Marshall Robert McFarland on June 5, 1956 in Detroit. Mary and Bob started their family in Livonia and then moved to Grand Blanc in 1971. Mary was very active in the lives of her five children growing up. She chauffeured them nonstop and attended every one of their events. She also babysat for the neighborhood kids once hers had grown. She worked the Friday night Bingo at Holy Family, where she was a parish member for almost 50 years. Mary and Bob were regular faces at Big Boy Restaurant in Grand Blanc for many years. She loved reading, crossword puzzles, dogs, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and especially scratch off lottery tickets.

Mary is survived by her children Kevin McFarland, Colleen (Larry) Diemer, Brian (Kristin) McFarland, Shawn McFarland, and Shannon (David) Marttila; grandchildren Robert (Nicole) Diemer, Eric Diemer, Brendan Marttila, Cassidy McFarland, and Logan McFarland; great-grandchild Landon Diemer; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband Marshall (Bob) McFarland; parents Henry and Marcella (Krantz) DeYonker; and siblings Marjorie Mangold, Jeanne Kippert, Betty Meier, and Barbara Cash.

Services for Mary will be private.

Fond memories and online condolences may be offered to the family via the guestbook www.BrownFH.com

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Memories

Mary Donalda McFarland

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Maureen Cash

April 15, 2021

Dear cousins,
April 12, before I heard about your mom's passing, I happened to be watching the DVD we recently inherited from my mom called "Family Memories." I was mesmerized to see your beautiful mom and dapper dad on their wedding day as well as at my sister's christening. It wasn't until later that night that I heard your mom had passed earlier in the day.
I fondly remember celebrating Labor Days with your mom and all the aunts, uncles, and cousins way back when. I pray that all of your own heartfelt memories will warm you and comfort you through this difficult time. Love to you all.

Sharon Beshouri

April 14, 2021

Dear McFarland Family,
My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. I have so many fond memories of time spent at your home when we were growing up. Your mom was very special - her warmth, good humor and love of Detroit Tigers baseball. Wishing you the comfort of happy memories in the days ahead.
Sincerely,
Sharon Beshouri

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Graduation

FROM THE FAMILY

The 5 sisters

FROM THE FAMILY

50th Anniversary

FROM THE FAMILY

Great Style

FROM THE FAMILY

The DeYonker Family

FROM THE FAMILY

The family

FROM THE FAMILY

Just Married

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Graduation

FROM THE FAMILY

The 5 sisters

FROM THE FAMILY

50th Anniversary

FROM THE FAMILY

Great Style

FROM THE FAMILY

The DeYonker Family

FROM THE FAMILY

The family

FROM THE FAMILY

Just Married

FROM THE FAMILY

The dress!!

FROM THE FAMILY

Bob & Mary