Roy Neal Farwell, 82, of DuBois, was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska on August 22, 1937, the tenth of 10 children born to Albert Clyde (Bert) and Laura Velma (Pelton) Farwell. He attended school in DuBois until 11th grade and then graduated from Bern High School in 1955.
On January 31, 1962, Roy was united in marriage to Kay (Parli) Farwell at the United Methodist Church in Pawnee City, Nebraska. To this union three children, Scott, Lori, and Michael were born. They lived on the family farm their entire married life, the same farm where he grew up. Roy farmed and was in the National Guard from 1960 to 1966. Roy’s hobbies included traveling, fishing, being outside, watching western movies, and spending time with family. Roy could always be found at his grandchildren’s events. In his retirement years, he also enjoyed spending time at Klepper’s and eating at the local eating establishments. Roy will be remembered for his infectious laugh, warm smile and generous heart. He passed away on October 3, 2019 at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Horace (Leola) Farwell, sisters: Lavinna (Fred) Thiemann, Margaret (Leon) Korber, Laura (Lawrence) Meier, Jennie (Lyle) Boehmer, Alberta (Howard) Koester and Ida (John) Kanel, grandson, Brent Neal Gyhra and great-grandson, Sebastian Michael Jerrick.
Roy is survived by his wife Kay (Parli) Farwell, children, Scott (Carol) Farwell of DuBois, Michael (Heather) Farwell of DuBois, and Lori (Dennis) Gyhra of Pawnee City, grandchildren, Kyla (RJ) Jerrick of Oman, Aubrey (Zac) Hinrichsen of Lincoln, and Macey Gyhra of Omaha, Alex and Jett Farwell of DuBois, great-grandchildren, Porter and Louis Jerrick of Omaha,brothers, Dean (Loree) Farwell of Seneca, KS and Richard (Doris) Farwell of DuBois, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, Pawnee City, Nebraska with Pastor Hyunsook Kim and Reverend Ken Tubbesing officiating.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska.
Interment will be at the Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church, Pawnee City, or to the Pawnee City High School Speech and One Act Department.
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