In Memory of Thomas Farrell
Thomas Brian Farrell, 75, of Webster passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.
Tom was born November 15, 1945, to Edward and Lillian (nee Rippe) Farrell in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Tom grew up in southern Wisconsin and spent much of his life in the state. He attended parochial school through grade 12, graduating from Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, WI. He worked in various industries throughout his life. In 1980 he and Mary made their final move to the Spooner area where they purchased and ran the A&H Outpost for 15 years. They have remained in the area since.
Tom loved the outdoors and spent many seasons hunting and fishing with friends. He was instrumental in establishing the Northern Lakes Ducks Unlimited Chapter. He cheered for local sports teams and sponsored men’s and women’s softball teams through the Outpost. He was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing.
While living in northern Wisconsin, Tom attempted to promote the area through a variety of events including: softball tournaments, fireworks, dog sled races, horse pulls, dances and once even sponsored Eddie Feigner. He took his civic responsibilities seriously and served the local community as Scott Town Chairman, interim fire chief as well as working for the ambulance service as both a driver and an EMT.
If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Tom, you were inevitably “blessed” with a big bear hug to brighten your day.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Edward and Theodore.
Tom is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary (nee Benzing); daughters, Kimberly (Tyrone) Robinson and Karen (Brian Stetler) Farrell; four grandchildren, Britt and Brook Dahlstrom, and Tyrell and Tyler Robinson; two sisters, Pat Farrell and Janice (Chester) Novak; many nieces; nephews; and brother and sister in laws.
Please join Mary and the girls for a memorial service at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral home in Webster on Friday, October 22 at 11:00 am. The service will be followed by a luncheon at The Shop at A&H. There will be a private family burial.
In leu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Regional Hospice Services. (www.regionalhospice.org)
Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster.