Richard James Farrell

Richard James Farrell, age 76 of Litchfield Park, AZ died February 11, 2018 in Litchfield Park, AZ. He was born July 17, 1941 to Kenneth and Lucille (Farrell) Bloechl in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At a very young age his family moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin where Richard lived for many years. Richard served in the 32nd Division of the Army National Guard. He worked as a licensed plumber for over 40 years in both Wisconsin and Arizona. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.

Richard is survived by his wife, Joann Farrell; daughter Debra (Todd) Nelson; sons, Rich (Sue) Farrell, Jeff (Linda) Farrell, Kenneth (Leslie) Farrell; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Farrell and Lucille (Farrell) Bloechl; brother, William Farrell; sister, Patricia Zuehlke, and brother-in-law Marvin Zuehlke.

A visitation will be held at 11:00 am followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm, Friday, February 16, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.   Committal services will be at 1:30 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392.

11 Comments on “Richard James Farrell

  1. Our heart’s are broken. God bless him, he was a good friend and neighbor for years. Joann, you and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Go Packers!

  2. JoAnn, Deb, Rich, Ken and Jeff–
    We are so sorry for your loss. We have many good memories of Rick at the cottage and hanging out with my parents. Please know that all of us (Jenny, Julie, Jill and Scott) are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. We have such fun memories of playing cards, pool parties and birthdays. Please know we keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers with love and peace❤️

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was such a wonderful guy.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    P.S. Rick…I’ll keep the water in the shower nice n’ hot. Xoxoxoox

  5. Sending you our prayers and deepest condolences during this difficult time. Wishing you all God’s comfort, love and strength. Love you all!

  6. This is such a sad time and it hurts that we can’t be there with you. We will always remember the good times we shared during our winters in Arizona. The golf courses will never be the same!
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jackie and Barb

  7. My deepest sympathy to JoAnn and your family. God has called another good man home. May he rest in peace. I have many happy memories of all of us playing cards together. Hold on to all your happy memories

  8. We are so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Our love and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  9. Condolences to an old neighbor and friends. Sorry to hear about Rick. Many memories of little kids and a great babysitter! Our prayers are with you!

  10. Our deepest sympathy to Kenny and Leslie Farrell in the loss of your father and father-in-law. May he rest in peace and may your memories all be of the good times your family has had together and how much love there also was in the hard times.–Suzanne and Bob Kovalcik

  11. My heart is breaking for you. All the fun times we had in our early years! Love and prayers go out to you and your family.💙💙

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