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Donald "Donny" James Farl

Donald "Donny" James Farl

Donald "Donny" James Farl, 85, of Park Rapids, MN died peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home.

He was born on September 20, 1932 at Watertown, South Dakota the son of Clay and Florence (Olson) Farl. He grew up and attended school in South Dakota. He entered the US Army in 1955 and served until 1961, he was a trained tank mechanic. He was married to Bernadine Eklund, she passed away in 1967. He has lived in Park Rapids since the mid 1960's. He was married to Janice Danks until 1993. He retired as a union crane operator in bridge construction.

When he was younger, he played the violin and collected and polished agates with his Dad. He enjoyed entertaining his family when the kids were young by playing the accordion. He also loved to tinker on things in his basement.

He is survived by his five children - Donald Raymond Farl of Brainerd, MN; Christine (Motu) Mulilauaopele of Montana; Deana (Kelly) Deitchler of Park Rapids, MN; Jennifer Morrison of Pennington, MN; Carmen Nilson of Breezy Point, MN; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. His former spouse - Janis Shell of Wolf Lake, MN.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his 1st wife - Bernadine; his daughter - Kimberly Farl.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday. Interment will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids, MN. Friends may leave online condolences at