Wayne Roland Farber, age 81 of Green Isle, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at his home. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Rev. Eric Rapp will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Green Isle.
He was born on January 31, 1938 to Roland and Viola (Oelfke) Farber in Hollywood Township, Carver County. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood, Twp., and was confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. He served his country in the Army Reserves for six years.Wayne married Marlys ZumBerge on September 12, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle.
Wayne was a lifelong farmer enjoying all aspects of farming, and worked at FarmHand. He was a DHIA board member. Wayne enjoyed attending county fairs, dairy shows, tractor pulls, and the big John Deere plant in Waterloo, IA. He also spent time watching the Minnesota Twins and football.
He is survived by his wife, Marlys; son, Jon (Cheryl) Farber of Green Isle; 3 granddaughters, Lynn (Trevor) Otto of Arlington, Erin Farber of Green Isle, and Lauren (Patrick) Enerson of Arlington; 1 great-granddaughter, Olivia Otto; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Farber of New Germany, and Marion Mackenthun of Chaska; and nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Viola Farber; son, Steven Farber; brother, Gene Farber; brother-in-law, Maynard Mackenthun; and parents-in-law, Emil and Myrtle ZumBerge.