Jackie L. Farmer, 86, of Fort Dodge passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 in Santa Rosa, NM.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, May 22, 2021 in the chapel of Laufersweiler Funeral Home with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating. A visitation will begin one hour prior to the start of the service. Burial will follow at North Lawn Cemetery with military rites provided by the United States Army Honor Guard and the VFW Post 1856.
Jackie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie Farmer of Fort Dodge; sons, John Loren (Michelle) Farmer of Amarillo, TX, James Claude Farmer of Glendale, AZ, David Albert (Lynn) Farmer of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Jordan Farmer, Jonathan (Anna) Mangan both of Phoenix, AZ, and Ashely Mangan of Henderson, NV; sister-in-law, Kathy Crotts and brother-in-laws, Al (Marietta) Bellingtier and Dean Saunders; a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernie and Helen Farmer; sister, Donna Sawson, sister-in-law, Rosemary Saunders; and brother-in-law, Tom Crotts.
Jackie Lee Farmer was born September 23, 1934 in Moorland. He attended area schools and graduated from Moorland High School in 1953. Upon graduation he served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955. On August 10, 1957 he was united in marriage to Marie Margaret Bellingtier. Jackie worked for Iowa Beef Packers as a maintenance supervisor for over 33 years. He enjoyed walking his dog, traveling, tinkering around at their apartment complex, researching history, and listening to the music of the 50's and 60's, especially Al Jolson who was one of his favorite artists. He loved and cherished spending time with his family. Since 2010, Jackie and Marie spent their winters in Glendale, AZ. He will be deeply missed by all of his family. His memory will live on in our hearts forever.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.
"Too the Farmer Family, I am Robert Murray. I hired Jackie over Twenty years ago as the cleaning supervisor to clean Sears in Fort Dodge IA. Jackie was the ideal employee to have. I recall the laughs we shared together. I recall the great workmanship he gave to the Kellermeyer company. I only wish I could have visited with him before his passing.
I thank God for the opportunity I had in my life time to have met such a wonderful person. I will never forget Jackie Farmer. Sincerely, Robert Murray email@example.com"
"What a great Man and Dad...always gave me advice as a kid growing up...loved walking across the street to talk to him and he loved his boys like no other....I will pop a top in tribute today..."
"So sorry to hear about your dad David. My prayers are with you and your family. Chris(Trupe) McWaters"
"My dear Marie and family my deepest and most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. You have millions of memories and they will sustain you and fill your hearts. You'll remember all the fun times and know Jackie is there watching over you!
Love and hugs and prayers
?The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.?
I remember one time helping him with a plumbing issue. We were using a plumber snake. Oh my, he had told me to turn on the water, unforunately I did not hear turn off the water. Wow what a mess down stairs!"
"Our sympathy to Marie and family. Cherish the good memories.
Ken and Judy Egli"