Obituary

Thomas Paul Farrell
January 26, 1940 - August 19, 2020

Thomas Paul Farrell

Thomas Paul Farrell
Jan 26, 1940 - Aug 19, 2020

Thomas Paul Farrell
Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Free Newsletter
Find Us On Facebook

Thomas Paul Farrell, age 80 of Prairie City, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at his home. Burial at Vandalia Cemetery will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com


The son of James Leroy and Kathleen (Walsh) Farrell, Tom was born on January 26, 1940 in Whittemore, Iowa. He graduated from high school in 1957 and attended Loras College. Tom married Ellen Maahs in 1961 and later divorced. He later married JoAnn (Schagen) DeBruin. He served in the United States Marines from 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1964. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Tom was a fan of country western music. He enjoyed singing them and at church singing all of the old hymns. Tom was an avid reader and had a very keen mind remembering all that he read. He and JoAnn enjoyed traveling which was done for many years. In their travels, many stops were made at gas stations not for gas but rather to see if any cars had Iowa plates. If they found one he would surely have a conversation with the owner. He will be missed by all!

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, JoAnn; children, Clete, John (Donna) both in Sanborn, Iowa, Craig in Lennox, SD, and Ed in Denison, Iowa; step children, Linda (Dana) THomas, Mark, and Steve (Lori); 13 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. Preceding Tom in death were his parents, siblings, James, Leo and Kenneth Farrell and Mary Elbert, Helen Wirth, and Emaline Farrell and two stepchildren, Beth Seehuson and Tim DeBruin.

 
 

Pat Mead on Aug 28, 2020

My sister and I were eating at Prairie Meadows a couple years ago and we saw a guy at the next table with great suspenders on, when he turned around it was Uncle Tom, we had quite a conversation about those suspenders, he always had great stories...

Dave and Marianne Wharff on Aug 28, 2020

Cour condolences to Tom's family:

We enjoyed his sense of humor at the Altoona Campus water aerobics classes.

Sue Ponder on Aug 28, 2020

I got to know Tom at the library. His commentary on the news in the paper and his funny stories will be missed! We are praying for you all.

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

The services for Thomas have not yet been added. Please sign up below to be notified when the services are ready.

Get Notified When a Service is Added

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries but need a 48 hours notice on placing orders for flowers. We cant not guaranteed early morning delivery if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Free Newsletter
Find Us On Facebook
Thomas Paul Farrell

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Thomas Paul Farrell

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Thomas Paul Farrell

Add to Your Calendar

Thomas Paul Farrell

Obit Checkin

Thomas Paul Farrell

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Thomas Paul Farrell

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thomas Paul Farrell

Get Updates - SMS notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Thomas

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Thomas leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook