J Morris Farrell

Saturday, January 24, 2009

J Morris Farrell, 93, of Spirit Lake, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at the Schuchert Funeral Home in Spilrit Lake.

He was born on March 3, 1915, in Madison, Mo., to John and Emma (Clark) Farrell.

Morris graduated from LuVerne High School in 1935. He was united in marriage to Arvilla Wilkens on Dec. 8, 1938, in Fort Dodge. Arvilla passed away June 22, 1997.

Morris worked for Greyhound Bus Lines, driving and in accounting for many years in Fort Dodge. After retiring, he continued to work for the Fish Hatchery in Spirit Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arvilla; two sons: Ronald and Charles; a daughter, Carol; two brothers: Ottis and Jack; and a sister, Mary.

Morris is survived by his two daughters: Leta Mozena and her husband, Donovan, of Spencer; and Vicki Klein and her husband, Terry, of Spirit Lake; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marvin Farrell.

The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.