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9/27/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Steven R. Farwell
Steven R. Farwell, 58, of Goose Lake, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Ascension Lutheran Church in Goose Lake.

Visitation was at the church.

Burial was in Center Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Garry Farrell, Greg Wancket, Dennis and Allen Schroeder, Jeff Hoffmann, Rick White and Ryan and K.B. Jargo. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Smith, Loran Jacobsen, Keith Cain, Larry Johnson, Joel Petersen, Jason Farrell, Dennis Stolk and D.J. Sidlinger.

The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Steve was born Nov. 10, 1954, in Sacramento, Calif., the son of Arthur and Lois Stolk Farwell. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1972.

He married Barbara Cousins May 22, 1976, in Goose Lake. Steve was a truck driver with Kunau Implement and a plumber with Ron Poole. In 1978 he went into trucking business with his father, bought his first truck in 1980 and since 1984, owned and operated Steve Farwell Trucking.

He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Goose Lake Lions Club and the Eastern Iowa Nova Club. His pride and joy was having his grandfather's 1950 Ford pickup restored and driving it on Sunday afternoons. He also liked to attend antique car shows, sometimes entering the 1950 Ford pickup in them.

He enjoyed traveling, having traveled with his wife and daughters throughout the United States. He also looked forward to the February tropical vacations with friends. Steve traveled to Ghana, Africa, twice to support Renee's Mawuvio's Outreach Programme (M.O.P.), helping to paint the new school building in December 2012. He was held in high esteem in Ghana, being called the "father" of M.O.P.

Steve was very proud of his two daughters, Renee and Ellen.

Steve is survived by his wife, Barbara Farwell of Goose Lake; daughters, Renee Farwell of Chicago, Ill., and Ghana and Ellen Farwell (Derek Witt) of Andover; his mother, Lois Farwell of Preston; a brother, Kenneth Farwell of Clinton; nephews, Dean (Melanie) Farwell and Ken Allen (Codi) Farwell; and nieces, Lynn Farwell and Jenny Farwell.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and a nephew.

Memorials may be given to Goose Lake, Lions Club, Ascension Lutheran Church, or the Mawuvio's Outreach Programme (M.O.P.) in Ghana.

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