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Vernon Farr

January 30, 1935 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 87)


Vernon Farr, age 87, of Hobart, Indiana died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 due to ongoing heath complications at St Mary’s Hospital in Hobart, Indiana. Vernon was born January 30, 1935, just outside of Waupun, Wisconsin. Son of Ruben and Tena (Fennema) Farr. He married his love Marilyn Etta Taul on April 12, 1958.

Vernon worked as a  Circulation Manager for a small newspaper agency within an office supply store, Nassau and Thompson’s in East Chicago, Indiana, until his retirement in 1996. Over the years, Vernon’s time was spent with his family, enjoying family gatherings as well as gatherings with his extended family,  the brothers and sisters he served shoulder to shoulder with in sharing his hope for the future of a paradise Earth. He served in Wisconsin and in several congregations in Northwest Indiana as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for the last 70 years. He was baptized as one of Jehovahs Witnesses when he was 14 and  for the last few decades He belonged to the Hobart Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and for most of those years served as an elder until his health no longer allowed him to do so. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses he believed when he died he would be in God Jehovah’s memory and sometime soon in the future he would be awakened to an Earth that is a paradise and free of death and heartache as God promised in the scriptures of the Bible. 

Vernon is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, his two sons James Farr and Richard Farr, two grandchildren Hilary Oresko and Matthew (Ellen) Oresko, all of Hobart, Indiana. His younger Sister Jean Backus of Surprise, Arizona. His younger brothers wives Ruth Farr of Waupun, Wisconsin, and Diane Farr of Las Vegas Nevada. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Vernon was preceded in death by his Daughter Leslie and her husband John Oresko. His brother Jerry Farr. His youngest brother Howard Farr. His parents Ruben and Tena (Fennema) Farr. His brother-in-law David Backus of Surprise, Arizona.

A memorial service will be held for Vernon via Zoom on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm cst. Dan Cedano officiating. Get in touch with the family if you need the account and password information.

Cremation was entrusted to Castle Hill Funeral Home of Dyer, Indiana.

Vernon will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We look forward to a time when we will see Big Sonny again in a paradise earth.




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