Gene Farber, age 72, of New Germany, Minnesota, and formerly of Green Isle, Minnesota, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, February 12, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, New Germany, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Friday, February 12, 2016, from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M., 1½ hours prior the service at the church.
Gene Ray Farber was born on September 12, 1943, in Hollywood Township, Minnesota. He was the son of Roland and Viola (Oelfke) Farber. Gene was baptized as an infant on September 26, 1943, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, New Germany, Minnesota, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 14, 1957, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota. He received his education at Emanuel Lutheran parochial school in Hamburg, Minnesota.
On January 30, 1987, Gene was united in marriage to Phyllis Margaret Kerr at the Carver County Courthouse in Chaska, Minnesota. Gene and Phyllis made their home in New Germany, Minnesota. Gene and Phyllis shared over 29 years of marriage.
Gene worked on the farm. He also worked at Honeywell Advance Circuits and Medallion in Waconia, Minnesota, retiring 7 years ago. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, New Germany, Minnesota. Gene also served on the Carver County Fair Board.
Gene enjoyed hunting and horses, especially trail riding. He enjoyed his Schnauzers and growing tomatoes. He cherished the time spent visiting with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Gene passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska, Minnesota, at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 26 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Gene is survived by his:
Wife, Phyllis Farber of New Germany, MN;
Children, James Farber and his wife, Kris, of Arlington, MN,
Jodi Seemann and her husband, Todd, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Jeffrey Farber and his fiancée, Dawn Stearns, of Winthrop, MN,
Joel Farber of Winthrop, MN;
Grandchildren, Brent Farber and his significant other, Rachel Lee, of Bloomington, MN,
Eric Seemann and his wife, Rachael, of Plato, MN,
Tyler Seemann and his significant other, Lacy, of Williston, ND,
Nathan Farber of Arlington, MN,
Carson Farber of Winthrop, MN,
Elliana Farber of Winthrop, MN,
Crystal Fairbanks and her husband, Ben, and their children, of North Branch, MN;
Brother, Wayne Farber and his wife, Marlys, of Green Isle, MN;
Brother-In-Law, Mark Kerr and his wife, Cheryl, of St. Louis Park, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Gene is preceded in death by his Parents, Roland and Viola Farber.