Edward John Farr

February 1, 1920 - September 26, 2019

Edward John Farr, 99 years “young”, died Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his home at Palmview Assisted Living, Gulf Coast Village, Cape Coral, FL.  He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Ruth, also from Palmview; children, Betty (Doug) Ball from Colorado, Jean (Bob) Zaboth from Virginia, and Ed (Margie) Farr from Minnesota. He had 6 wonderful grandchildren, 7 beautiful great grandchildren, and an exchange-student daughter, Merete, from Denmark.

Edward was born on February 1, 1920 in Chicago, IL and grew up in Cicero, IL.   He was a WWII veteran having served in the Army Air Corp as a pilot.  Ed worked as a Pattern maker building molds and patterns for new cars, rockets, and other machines until his retirement.  He and Ruth moved to Cape Coral, FL in 1989.  Ed loved life and had countless experiences camping, skiing, hiking, and traveling to many countries and all 50 states. He was creative, worked on many “cardboard” boats for Cape Coral’s Cardboard Boat Races, designed backdrops and props for plays and their church’s Bible School, and created beautiful Christmas decorations.  He was actively involved with the grand opening of the Veterans’ bridge.  Family treasures are handcrafted doll houses he painstakingly made for his great granddaughters.  Ed and Ruth belonged and attended Faith Presbyterian Church for 30 years.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lillian Farr, his sister Lillian, infant brother Lincoln and grandson Brian.  

A Memorial Service is planned for Monday afternoon, September 30, 2019 at 3:00 in the Gulf Coast Village Auditorium, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991 with Pastor Bob Inkenbrandt officiating.

Because of Ed’s love of children, two grandchildren passionately work for youth non-profits.  Memorial donations in memory of Edward John Farr can be made to KidsMatter-Aurora IL, 750 Shoreline Dr., Unit # 100, Aurora, IL 60504 or Young Life-Arvada CO, 5855 Wadsworth Byp., Ste. B., Arvada, CO 80003. (Call 303-845-2798.)

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Carol Ball Sep 28, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Prayers for all of you. Ed was a blessing for many years and will not be forgotten. Hugs.

  2. Roberta Nunez Sep 28, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    He was a bright star 🌟 who will continue to illuminate our path.
    Love and sympathy to all his family and friends.

  3. Roberta Nunez Sep 28, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    He was a bright star 🌟 who will continue to illuminate our path.
    Love and sympathy to all his family and friends.

  4. David Petr and Family Sep 29, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Thoughts and prayers from Austin, Texas. Ed had contagious energy and enthusiasm, and always wore a smile. I will remember the incredibly positive spirit that he displayed. The Petrs are thinking of you, today and always.

  5. Tim and Jeannine Dearlove Oct 2, 2019 at 8:22 am

    What a beautiful life. We were so blessed to get to meet him and Ruth. He was certainly gifted and used his many talents to bless others.

  6. ERIKA JOHNSON Oct 7, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Grandpa Farr will be missed so much. All of the Johnson family loved him so much RIP

  7. Linda Meyer Nov 6, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Ed was a quality person throughout— loved life, his family and cared deeply for others. I had the privilege of serving as Ed’s escort on Honor Flight to Washington DC several years ago. Through that, I met his loving family who were so proud of Ed and thrilled that he made that trip to. E honored as WWII veteran. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Linda Meyer, Naples

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