ANAMOSA, Iowa – A Celebration of Life Service for Robert McFarland will take place Monday afternoon in Marion.
McFarland was a correctional officer at Anamosa State prison for more than 10 years. McFarland along with prison nurse, Lorena Schulte, were killed last Tuesday by two inmates during a failed prison escape.
McFarland’s funeral will take place today at 1 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church in Marion.
Through a procession on Saturday, law enforcement and fire departments from all over the state escorted McFarland’s body. They went past the Ely Volunteer Fire Department where he served since 2017.
”Mac was a good dude, somebody that, when I walked in to medical, the first thing he would say, ‘Hey, Walker, what’s going on?” Walker said. “Lorena was always one to, you know, ‘Hey Eddie, how are you doing? You all right? Is everything going OK?’”
The two inmates suspected of attacking Schulte and McFarland were serving 25- and 50-year terms.
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