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John Farley

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 4:44 p.m. CST

GERMAN VALLEY — John S. Farley, 89, of German Valley died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at FHN Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Bureau County, the son of Raymond and Daisy (Freer) Farley. He married Doris “Dodie” Poff Oct. 17, 1948, in Bradford. She died Sept. 5, 2007.

John farmed the family farm for more than 20 years, and was a cattle buyer for more than 20 years.

He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, earning the following awards: Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, with one Bronze Battle Star, Phillippine Liberation Ribbon, with one Bronze Battle Star, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal (Japan).

He was a 1943 graduate of Bradford High School and a member of the Bradford American Legion. He was an avid euchre player. He enjoyed traveling to Arizona, fishing, going to cattle auctions and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

John is survived by his three daughters, Dawn (John) Prahl of Crystal Lake, Deidre Farley of German Valley and Cindy (Jerry) Jacobs of German Valley; and his two grandchildren, Anna Prahl of Crystal Lake and Jesse Jacobs of German Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Diane Jochum officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. A private family burial will take place at a later date at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the American Legion.

Visit www.burketubbs.com to sign his online guestbook and to share memories.

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