Samuel R. Farlow, age 79, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Rochester Minnesota. He was born on September 5, 1937 in Bottineau ND, to Samuel and Roberta (Thompson) Farlow. Sam worked as a mechanical design engineer, but he truly loved teaching mechanical design at Rice Lake Technical College. He married Jennifer (Davis) Nelson on October 17, 1998 at our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bloomer. Sam enjoyed listening to music, reading (especially WWII novels), cartography, and sci-fi movies. He was a member of the Barron County railroad club and fascinated with everything involved with the rail. From model trains to taking trips cross country with Jennifer he was a train enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife: Jennifer of Bloomer; children: Samuel J. (Joy) Farlow of Boston, Sean K. (Diana) Farlow of Oscoda MI, Jared E. (Melissa) Farlow of Green Bay, Michele (Bob) Arbetan of Rice Lake; Jennifer's children: Brenda L. (Jan) Rufledt of Bloomer, Jessica J. (Mitch) Baier of Bloomer; Sister: Janet (Hal) Liesenfeldt of Sarona WI; 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; numerous sisters and brothers in-law, other relatives and friends
He is preceded in death by his granparents; parents: Samuel and Roberta
A memorial service will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bloomer on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM with a visitation from 9:00-11:00 at the church. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family.