Earl E. Farrar
Earl E. Farrar, 84, of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016. He was born December 1, 1931 in Pleasant View, IL to Clarence and Alpha (Allen) Farrar. He married Patricia Settles in 1952 and she preceded him in death August 26, 1996. He then married Elizabeth Ziegler in 1997 and she preceded him in death on March 19, 2016. Also preceding him in death was a daughter-in-law, Carolyn.
Surviving are five children, Debora (John) Evans of Springfield, David Farrar of Tooele, UT, Lisa (Keith) Ayre of Springfield, Tracey (Curt) Siefferman of Chatham and Melissa (Warren) Smith of Atlanta, IL; one unofficial adopted daughter, Toni Davis of Sherman; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Hoover of Springfield; three step children, Greg (Lisa) Ziegler of Bella Vista, AR, Glenn (Rose) Ziegler of Merrillville, IN and Brenda (Bob) Ziegler-Dwyer of Middlebury, IN and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
Earl was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. He retired from Illinois Bell where he was a supervisor. He was a pilot, flight instructor and a United States Air Force Veteran.
The family is hosting a gathering from 8:00 am until time of services at 9:00 am, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, with Reverend Joshua Traxel officiating.