5-7 PM Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Boulger Funeral Home - and also one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Thursday
11 AM Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Boulger Funeral Home
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Thomas “Tom” Farney, Sr., 64, Fargo, passed away peacefully at Essentia Hospital on Sunday, February 20, 2011.
Tom was born on February 18, 1947 in Fargo, ND to Russell and Stella (Parks) Farney. Tom attended school in Fargo. After graduation Tom pursued his career in business where his passion for cars led to his 27 years in the auto parts industry with O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Moorhead, MN.
Tom enjoyed being at the lakes, working on cars, and spending time with his family.
Tom’s loving spirit, strength, and faith got his family and friends through many difficult times.
Tom is survived by his 3 children, Patty Schnabel, Houston, TX, Thomas Farney, Jr., Fargo, ND, James “Duke” (Teri) Farney, Eagle, CO; former wife, Mary Henley, Fargo, ND; siblings, Joan (Alvin) Hagen, Kerkhoven, MN, James Farney, Fargo, ND, Marilynn Kohler, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Stephanie and Justin Schnabel; 16 nieces and nephews.
Tom also leaves behind his loving girlfriend, Marlys Paulson, Fargo, ND; her 2 children, Rich Paulson, Fargo, ND, Wanda (Arland) Bryjlson, Fargo, ND; her 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Stella (Parks) Farney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Fishing for Life – c/o Renewing Hope Resources 3015 13th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 (an organization that provides fishing opportunities for under served youth)