James Lynn McFarland


James Lynn McFarland, 69, of Brainerd MN, lost his battle with cancer Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

Jim was born on September 10, 1951, to Dr. James R McFarland and Betty (Richardson) McFarland in Oklahoma City, OK. He grew up in Bartlesville, OK, where he graduated High School. Jim attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated in 1980 with a degree in Performance of Guitar. He later received his CD Counseling degree and continued working in that field until retirement.

Left with so many wonderful memories, but with sad hearts are his daughters Jaime McFarland (Jason Leifermann), Brainerd, MN and Bridget Miller, Los Angeles, CA; brother Paul McFarland, Norman, OK; Step-Mother Sylvia McFarland, Bartlesville, OK; half-sister Cristin Bass, Temple, TX; step-sisters Keven Woodall and Kim Toulouse, Bartlesville, OK; nephews Clayton McFarland and Hayden McFarland, Bartlesville, OK.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and sister Heather (McFarland) Henson.

Our cherished memories and stories of Jim will live on forever.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 1 from 1-6 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Brainerd.

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