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Delbert D. Farrell

March 13, 1919 — January 3, 2015

Delbert Dwayne, son of V. Glenn and Lillian (Darr) Farrell, was born March 13, 1919, at Carroll, Iowa. As a child he attended seven schools in seven years. They were in Carroll; Omaha and Ord, NE; and Horton, KS. Del worked in the Carroll movie theater where he met Florence Busche. The couple was united in marriage on February 17, 1941, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll by Rev. Arnold Ahlers. Del served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945 as a cryptographic technician. He was a message center chief for the 20th Corp headquarters, which was the leading Corp of General Patton's 3rd Army. Following his honorable discharge Del operated and eventually owned theaters in Carroll, Jefferson, Cherokee and Storm Lake. He also worked as Vice President of Arrow Theater Corporation. After selling the theaters Del worked for ten years as a special representative for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He was a member of St. Lawrence Church where he was a member of Knights of Columbus and usher for many years. Del was also active in the local VFW and American Legion posts. In 2008 Del's wife Florence passed away. He moved to Sunnybrook of Carroll in 2010 when his health began to fail. Del died on Saturday morning, January 3, 2015, at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll. He was 95 years and 10 months of age. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Florence Farrell; brother Lee Farrell; sister Lois Seeden; and grandson Bradley Marshall. Del is survived by his son David Farrell (Joanne) of Dunnellon, FL; daughter Barbara Marshall (David) of Goodyear, AZ; and daughter Nancy Farrell of Ft. Collins, CO; grandchildren: Mark Farrell (Suzette); Greg Farrell (Autumn) ; Michael Marshall (Diane); Chris Marshall; and Tessa Farrell; great granddaughter Madison Marshall; sisters-in-law Helen Quinn and Maxine Busche, both of Carroll; many other relatives and friends.

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