John Edward Fahrer
1913 - 2014
John Edward Fahrer, 100 years and 8 months, died on Thursday, February 27, 2014. John was born June 25, 1913 in New Rockford, North Dakota to John Edward Fahrer and Mae Malamphy Fahrer. After attending elementary and high school in New Rockford, John went to North Dakota Teachers
College, University of Idaho, and obtained his Master's degree from Stanford. He was married to Elsalee Mosman from 1941 - 1960 and Rula Evelyn Johnson from 1961 until her passing in 2008. Throughout the years John has resided in Star and Boise Idaho, Nyssa Oregon, Valley View Assisted Living, Willow Park Assisted Living and the Idaho State Veterans Home, all in Boise. John taught school in Star, Idaho until joining the Army
where he served as a courier in Europe in WWII
. Later he taught at Meridian High and directed the band and coached football and baseball. He then began a long career in the Boise schools, including Boise High, and as principal of Whitney and Garfield elementary schools, retiring after his time at Garfield. John was a skilled carpenter; he remodeled several homes, built one home and two boats. He loved fishing anywhere, and enjoyed waterskiing and snowmobiling. He and Rula built a cabin at Island Park after retiring and spent many years fishing and snowmobiling into Yellowstone Park. John enjoyed traveling in their Airstream south to Arizona, Mexico and California for many winters, and took special vacations to Germany and Ireland.
He was a member of the Elks and the Retired Principals.
He is survived by his daughter Jane Fahrer-Winters of Boise; son John Fahrer (Teri) of Boise; son Richard Fahrer (HongYing) of Salem, Oregon; stepson Sam Lindley (Ricci) of Saint George, Utah; grandchildren; Josh, Ben, Nick, Katie, John, Eric, Frank, Kim, Kelley, Tracey, Kristen and Scott; and many loved great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his wife Rula and stepson Jim Lindley.
Memorials are suggested to Boise Public School Fund or the Idaho Food Bank because he loved teaching and felt every child deserved a good meal.