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Leola May Farrell

September 7, 1926 May 20, 2019
Leola May Farrell
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Obituary for Leola May Farrell

Leola Farrell, 92, of Richland Center, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Richland Hospital. Leola was born on September 7, 1926, in Richland Center. She was the only child of Harley and Florence (Gunderson) Hill. They farmed in Eagle Township. After graduating from the Richland Center High School in 1944, she attended school in Madison, obtaining a bookkeeping certificate. She returned to Richland Center to work at the Richland Cooperative Electric Association. She traveled extensively throughout the United States with friends.

On October 10, 1958, she married Norman L. Farrell. They farmed in Sylvan Township and raised four children. Leola worked as a supervisor at Pampered Beef near Sabin. She worked in the dietary department at the Richland Hospital for 17 years, retiring in 1992. Leola continued to pursue her love of travel throughout her life, traveling with Norman, their children, and friends. She visited each of the 48 continental states at least once and traveled to Canada several times. She also loved animals, especially cats, and had pets most of her life.

Leola is survived by her four children: Susan (Rick Gurka) Farrell, of Watertown, Wisconsin; Paul (Kate) Farrell of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Jim (Delphine) Farrell of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; and Alan Farrell of Viola, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren: Max (Samantha) Farrell of Blaine, Minnesota; Darlene Farrell of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; and Emma, Rayna, Sydney, Riker, Ruth, and Evelyn Farrell of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; her brother-in-law Roger (Lynn) Farrell of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Leola was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Norman (2008), and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in the Richland Center Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the time service at 1:00 PM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

25

May

11:00 AM 5/25/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 5/25/2019 1:00:00 PM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

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Saturday

25

May

1:00 PM 5/25/2019 1:00:00 PM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

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Richland Center Cemetery Final Resting Place

1300 N Park St
Richland Center, WI 53581

1300 N Park St Richland Center 53581 WI
United States
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