Leon K. Farrow, 88
Ledyard, Iowa Leon Farrow, of Ledyard, Iowa, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, at the age of 88. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Bethany Evangelical Reform Church in Ledyard, Iowa, visiting pastor Mark Brickzin officiated.
Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth was entrusted with arrangements, www.PattonFh.com
Leon Kermit Farrow was born on July 20, 1932 in Blue Earth, to his parents Gurney Ralph Farrow and Alice (Krosch) Farrow. His parents moved to the farm when he was six years old and he has spent his entire life on the same farm. He attended and graduated from Ledyard High School. Leon served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. On June 5, 1959, he married Joyce Remona Elmore and they made their home on the family farm, raising five children in the ways a farmer does. He was proud of them. He enjoyed farming and was a farmer to the very core. His love for raising cattle was evident to all. He was a cattle buyer and loved to spend time at the sale barns. In his later years he made beautiful bowls and plates from wood. His determination kept him farming even during the past few seasons when he needed to be lifted into the tractor with a forklift. His family and farming were his passions. Whenever someone asked him how many children he had he would put up his whole hand and say ‘a handful’!
Leon is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce Farrow, of Ledyard, Iowa; daughters, Brenda Larson, of Fairmont, Tracy (Kevin) Peterson, of Armstrong, Iowa and Alison Farrow, of Ledyard, Iowa; sons, Scott Farrow, of Ledyard, Iowa and Jason (Mandy) Farrow, of Blue Earth; grandchildren, Jesse Larson, Justin Larson, Megan (Kolton Thiesse) Larson, Nicole Larson, Emily (John) Erpelding, Orry (Heidi) Peterson, Josh (Stacey) Jensen, Calvin Farrow and Lilah Farrow; great-grandchildren, Kaylie and Owen Jensen; Taylor, Lydia, Brynlie and Addylie Erpelding, Grayson and Easton Thiesse; sisters, Pat Larson and Allaire Jutting; other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents; sister, Audrey (Richard) Looft; brothers-in-law, Eldon Larson and Eldon Jutting.