Barbara Theresa Pelzel Farrell, 74, of Sleepy Eye, Minn. died on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.
Barbara Theresa Pelzel Farrell, 74, of Sleepy Eye, Minn. died on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at Divine Providence Community Home on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. Service will be held at Divine Providence Community Home Chapel in Sleepy Eye on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Father Mark Mallak with interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family via www.sturmfh.com
In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials be made to the Divine Providence Pastoral Care Program.
Barbara Theresa Meidl was born in New Ulm, MN, to Hugo E. and Mary Ann (Saffert) Meidl on September 19, 1935. She attended and graduated from Holy Trinity Schools of New Ulm, and received a Bachelor's Degree in education from the State University in Mankato. Barbara was married, on September 20, 1954, to Jerome A. Pelzel of Sleepy Eye, and gave birth to seven
children. Following Jerome's death in 1980, Barbara married Craig Farrell in 1984. Barb was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye.
She is survived by her husband, Craig Farrell of Sleepy Eye, children, Jane (Rick) Mages and Jim Pelzel, all of Sleepy Eye, Jack Pelzel of Buckeye, Ariz., Joel Pelzel of Appleton, Wisc., Judy (Tom) Doyle of Rushford, and Joyce (Joe) Butler of Geneva, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers, Walter Meidl of Albert Lea; Doris Saffert of Long Prairie; Marlys Meidl of New Ulm, Lois Johnston of Cottage Grove, Ore.; Martin Meidl of Lamberton; Yvonne Windschitl and Lorraine Schroepfer both of Sleepy Eye; Catherine Arndt; Donna Windhorn; Paul Meidl and Ray J. Meidl, all of New Ulm.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Hugo, Jr., first husband, Jerome Pelzel and son, Jeff J. Pelzel.