Farming Rural 17

Patrick James Farmer

October 14, 1938 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 81)

Obituary

Patrick J. Farmer, 81, of Dundee, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at his residence.  He was born October 14, 1938, at Strawberry Point, the son of Bryan Farmer and Luella (Clinton) Farmer. Patrick graduated from Strawberry Point High School in 1956.  He farmed until he was drafted. Patrick served honorably in the United States Army from 1961 until 1963.

 

Patrick was united in marriage to Laura Phelps at St Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point. Four children were born to this union. The couple farmed north of Strawberry Point. In 2008 they retired from farming and moved to town. 

 

He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Patrick loved spending time with his family and friends.  He enjoyed his farming over the years, as well as reading and visiting with others.

 

Survivors include his wife of almost 56 years, Laura; three children, Keith Farmer of Monona, JoAnn (Ray) Bellows of Waterloo, and Kelly Farmer of Dundee; one granddaughter, Rose Bellows; one brother, Robert Farmer of Cascade; one sister, Carolyn Morrissey of Marion; and many friends and relatives.

 

Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark Farmer; and three siblings, William Farmer, Jean Theel, and Evelyn Stodola.

 

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Services

Private Family Scripture Service
Tuesday
June 30, 2020

4:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
628 Commercial Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Visitation
Tuesday
June 30, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
628 Commercial Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Visitation
Wednesday
July 1, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
628 Commercial Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
July 1, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
314 West Mission
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Interment with Military Rites
Wednesday
July 1, 2020

11:30 AM
Cass Township Cemetery
East Mission Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076