Robert “Bob” L. Farrell

Robert “Bob” L. Farrell

Robert “Bob” L. Farrell, 81 of Waconia, passed away Friday November 22, 2019 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday November 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Community (41 E. First St.) in Waconia with Fr. Stan Mader as Celebrant of the Mass. Gathering of family and friends at the church Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors provided by the Waconia American Legion Post 150. Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.
Robert “Bob” Leonard Farrell was born on August 20, 1938 in Minneapolis to Leonard and Alice (Moore) Farrell.
He grew up farming with his parents in the Belle Plaine and St. Thomas area. He loved showing his State Grand Champion sheep at the state fair for many years. Bob served six years in the Army/Army Reserves.
Bob was united in marriage to Charlotte Peitz at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia on October 19, 1963. This union of 56 years was blessed with five children.
He worked for Bachman’s on the landscaping team for 20 years and 20 more years as a custodian at Waconia High School. He ran a successful landscaping/lawn service business for 25 years.
Bob was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and an usher at St. Joseph’s for many years.
Bob was a kind, generous man. Always willing to help others before himself. He had a love for his horses and ponies. Every time we hear a polka song, there will be a tear and a smile. Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Charlotte, children and grandchildren who made his life so happy.
Bob is survived by his loving family: wife, Charlotte Farrell of Waconia; children, Cindy (Dennis) Niccum of Chaska, Dave (Kelly) Farrell of Waconia, Donna (Bill) Hughes of Waconia, Mike (Sarah) Farrell of Norwood Young America, Robyn (Jon) Peterman of New Germany; grandchildren, Timothy Niccum, Samantha (Brett) Fahey, Bailey Farrell and special friend, Breck Raymond, Jordan Farrell, Maddie Farrell and special friend, Mac Liu, Nick Hughes, Morgan Hughes, Cassidy Hughes, Kyle Hughes, Stella Peterman, Carter Peterman; great-grandchild, Zander Fahey; brother, Ken (Marge) Farrell of Glencoe; sister, Marilyn (John) Sexton of Shakopee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ray and Rosie Peitz of Chanhassen, Tom and Pat Peitz of Waconia, Molly Steinhagen of Waconia, Dolly and Jim Goetz of Waconia, Ardis Peitz of Waconia; lots of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bob is preceded in death by: parents, Leonard and Alice Farrell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Lena Peitz; an infant brother; brothers-in-law, Richard Peitz, Leonard Peitz, and Ray Steinhagen.
Serving as urn bearer is Timothy Niccum.

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