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Albert W. Farr

Monday, March 3, 2008

April 23, 1917 - Feb. 29, 2008

CAMBRIDGE -- Albert W. Farr, 90, of Cambridge died Friday (Feb. 29, 2008) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 23, 1917, in Frontier County near Eustis to Fred and Francis (Schieber) Farr. The family then moved to a farm north of Cambridge. He attended Prairie Bell grade school before attending Cambridge High School for one year. He then began farming with his father on the family farm.

He enter the U.S. Air Force and serving during World War II from 1942 until December of 1945. He returned to the family farm after the war and farmed with his father and brother.

On Feb. 23, 1946, he married Doris Alice Houser. He continued operating the family farm and in the early 1960s introduced gravity irrigation to the farm.

They moved to Cambridge in May of 1947 and he retired from farming in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Francis; granddaughter, Amanda; brother, Fred; daughter, Wilma Ward; and granddaughter-in-law, Donnie.

Survivors include his wife, Doris; sons, Stanley and wife, Ann of Farnam and Robert and wife, LaVella of Cambridge; son-in-law, Jerry Ward of Eugene, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were today at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge, with the Rev. Dana Keener officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.