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Jack M. Farrell

Middleton, Wisconsin

October 25, 1929 - June 8, 2024

Jack M. Farrell Obituary

MIDDLETON - Jack M. Farrell, age 94, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at his home surrounded by his seven children. He was born on Oct. 25, 1929, in Pine Bluff, Wis., the son of Richard and Irene (Kalscheur) Farrell. He grew up on the family farm in Pine Bluff and graduated from Mount Horeb High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Korea from 1952 to 1953 where he contracted tuberculosis and upon returning home, spent a year at the VA hospital in Madison, where he met a beautiful student nurse who would eventually become his wife.


He was proud to serve his country and proud to be a veteran. Jack had the privilege of going on the Badger Honor Flight in May 2015, accompanied by his oldest son, Keith, who is also a veteran. Jack married Ruth E. Stucki on Nov. 12, 1955, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Madison. Jack was a hard worker supporting his family. He worked for the Middleton Post Office as a Rural Route Carrier for 32 years including many years alongside his son, Richard. He owned Farrell’s Liquor Store and then became co-owner of Shamrock Liquor Store. After retiring from the post office and selling the liquor store, he worked at Pleasant View Golf Course for 18 years.


Jack had a strong faith and was a devoted member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Middleton. He enjoyed hunting with his four sons and grandsons, as well as fishing while vacationing in northern Wisconsin. Jack enjoyed playing cards, especially double-deck euchre with family and friends, as well as solo on Fridays in Martinsville. He was an avid sports fan, watching any and all sports but mostly the Brewers, Badgers and beloved Green Bay Packers.


Jack is survived by his children, Keith (Angie) Farrell, Diane (Randy) Hagen, Richard (Gail) Farrell, Brian Farrell, Patricia (James) Binger, Kathleen (Cory) Painter and John (Tammy) Farrell; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert (Rosie) Farrell and Dan Farrell; brother-in-law, Fritz (Char) Stucki; as well as many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Farrell, on Sept. 9, 2021; his parents; his in-laws, Louis and Clara Stucki; sisters-in-law, Mary Farrell, Louise Stucki, Margaret (Wiley) Pippin and Doris (Philip) Aguirre; nephew, Kevin Farrell; and niece, Christina Aguirre.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024, with Father Michael Wanta officiating. A visitation will be held at the church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024. An additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday. A graveside service with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s of Pine Bluff Catholic Cemetery.


The family would like to thank Dr. Amy Daley and Dr. John Phelan from SSM Health as well as Agrace HospiceCare staff for their wonderful care and support. A special thank you to his caretaker, Zuzanna Babos, for her kindness and compassion, as well as Eunice from Senior Helpers. Dad, we are going to miss your witty words, charm, and gift for making everyone laugh right up to the end. As he would say to his grandchildren, “See you in the funnies!”


Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.


Gunderson West

Funeral & Cremation Care

7435 University Ave.

(608) 831-6761



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Jack M. Farrell hosted by Gunderson Funeral Home.

MIDDLETON - Jack M. Farrell, age 94, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at his home surrounded by his seven children. He was born on Oct. 25, 1929, in Pine Bluff, Wis., the son of Richard and Irene (Kalscheur) Farrell. He grew up on the family farm in Pine Bluff and graduated from Mount Horeb High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Korea from 1952 to 1953 where he contracted tuberculosis and upon returning home, spent a year at the VA hospital in Madison, where he met a beautiful student nurse who would eventually become his wife.


He was proud to serve his country and proud to be a veteran. Jack had the privilege of going on the Badger Honor Flight in May 2015, accompanied by his oldest son, Keith, who is also a veteran. Jack married Ruth E. Stucki on Nov. 12, 1955, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Madison. Jack was a hard worker supporting his family. He worked for the Middleton Post Office as a Rural Route Carrier for 32 years including many years alongside his son, Richard. He owned Farrell’s Liquor Store and then became co-owner of Shamrock Liquor Store. After retiring from the post office and selling the liquor store, he worked at Pleasant View Golf Course for 18 years.


Jack had a strong faith and was a devoted member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Middleton. He enjoyed hunting with his four sons and grandsons, as well as fishing while vacationing in northern Wisconsin. Jack enjoyed playing cards, especially double-deck euchre with family and friends, as well as solo on Fridays in Martinsville. He was an avid sports fan, watching any and all sports but mostly the Brewers, Badgers and beloved Green Bay Packers.


Jack is survived by his children, Keith (Angie) Farrell, Diane (Randy) Hagen, Richard (Gail) Farrell, Brian Farrell, Patricia (James) Binger, Kathleen (Cory) Painter and John (Tammy) Farrell; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert (Rosie) Farrell and Dan Farrell; brother-in-law, Fritz (Char) Stucki; as well as many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Farrell, on Sept. 9, 2021; his parents; his in-laws, Louis and Clara Stucki; sisters-in-law, Mary Farrell, Louise Stucki, Margaret (Wiley) Pippin and Doris (Philip) Aguirre; nephew, Kevin Farrell; and niece, Christina Aguirre.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024, with Father Michael Wanta officiating. A visitation will be held at the church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024. An additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday. A graveside service with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s of Pine Bluff Catholic Cemetery.


The family would like to thank Dr. Amy Daley and Dr. John Phelan from SSM Health as well as Agrace HospiceCare staff for their wonderful care and support. A special thank you to his caretaker, Zuzanna Babos, for her kindness and compassion, as well as Eunice from Senior Helpers. Dad, we are going to miss your witty words, charm, and gift for making everyone laugh right up to the end. As he would say to his grandchildren, “See you in the funnies!”


Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.


Gunderson West

Funeral & Cremation Care

7435 University Ave.

(608) 831-6761



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Jack M. Farrell hosted by Gunderson Funeral Home.

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