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Douglas Farder
1950 - 2017
Wilson Park Funeral Home - Rochester
200 E Main street
Rochester, IL
Douglas Farder 1950 - 2017
Rochester, IL—Douglas Farder, 67, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.
Douglas was born on May 11, 1950, in Grand Forks, ND the son of LeRoy and Elaine Altabell Farder. He married Debbie Chapman on March 19, 1977.
Douglas worked for Forsyth Insurance. He was a former Prop Club member and a Rochester Sports Booster President for several years and enjoyed golfing.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Scott Farder.
He is survived by his wife Debbie; daughter, Amber (fiancé Jeff Buoy) Farder; son Chad (Lauren) Farder; grandson, Calvin Farder; brother, Greg (Marsha Winters) Farder; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester. Family graveside services will be held with Reverend Larry Hanson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Wilson Park Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Rochester, IL 62563 is in charge of arrangements.
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Published by The State Journal-Register from Jun. 11 to Jun. 13, 2017.
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just heard of dough's passing yesterday at lincoln greens, r.i p. 'hubba hubba'. Jack Kavanagh
July 1, 2017
We are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Doug was a great guy. We knew Doug from sports events and he was our insurance agent.
Mike, Kari, & Kaitlynn Lauterbach
June 21, 2017
Debbie we are so sorry for your loss Doug could light up a room just by walking in it. That smile of his will be greatly missed. Not to mention that laugh of his. Love always
Bill and Kim Fish
June 17, 2017
I was a classmate of Doug's. A kinder, funnier, more honest guy you couldn't find. He had a great sense of humor and I don't know anyone who didn't love him. He was taken too soon and will be missed by his classmates and all of us "Oslo kids." My deepest sympathy goes out to you, Deb, and your children, and to Doug's extended family. Those Gowan family reunions will not be the same without him!
Thinking of you and pray that your memories of Doug will help heal and comfort you.
Marsha {Selnes) Skattum
June 14, 2017
I went to school with Doug and Greg. Doug had a delightful sense of humor and was always a thoughtful person. My sympathy to the family.
Barb Mallinger Schmeck
June 14, 2017
Deb, Chad, Amber & Calvin - so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time. Doug was very special and our office is very quiet without him, I will miss him.
Carol Koller
June 14, 2017
Doug was a classmate at Oslo Public School, he was a great athlete and very kind man. Will be missed. Sincere sympathy to his family.
Sharon Mallinger Miller
June 14, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Doug will be missed by a lot of people. I can't remember a time that Doug failed to bring at least a smile if not a hearty laugh to our conversations. Peace to his family.
Bruce Janusweski
June 14, 2017
So sorry to hear about Doug. My neighbor in Oslo for our growing up years!! Prayers for family & friends!!
Margo Buen
June 13, 2017
Deb, Amber & Chad, I cannot tell you how terribly sorry I am to hear about Doug. He was a wonderful person and friend. Love to you all. Dede Shanle
June 13, 2017

I cannot tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Bill considered Doug to be such a good friend, and I never met such an amiable, likable man in my life. We are thinking of you and your family.

Bill and Sherry Wold
Bill and Sherry Wold
June 13, 2017
To Deb and Family,

Your Doug was a hoot. Dale and I have been to many events with you both and Doug is the life of the event. Full of Life and Love for family. We are so sorry and will share in your loss.
Karen Blankenship
June 13, 2017
Debbie, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Doug. I remember him peeking in on us while I was in your beauty shop. He always had a smile on his face. My prayers are for you and your children during this sad time.
Vicky Gutierrez
June 12, 2017
Debbie, Amber & Chad
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband & father.
My prayers are with you.
Mary Lou Jones
June 12, 2017
Debbie, Amber, and Chad,

I was utterly shocked to hear of Doug's passing. Our family so enjoyed the company of your family over the years. Doug was always ready to lend a helping hand, with a smile and a quip, and Debbie, you always welcomed us into your basement that we used as a storm shelter. Thank you for the wonderful memories, "hubba, hubba".

Love always,
Lisa K. Sandidge
Lisa Sandidge
June 12, 2017
Debbie, Amber and Chad,

I couldn't believe that Doug had passed away. I am so sorry and just heart-broken. My family and I so enjoyed the company of you and your family, over the years. Doug was always there to lend a helping hand and, Debbie, you always opened your basement to us as a storm shelter. Thank you for all the wonderful memories, "hubba, hubba". God bless all of you.

With all my love,
Lisa K. Sandidge
Lisa Sandidge
June 12, 2017
Al & I feel such sorrow in the loss of this special man. Love to Deb & family, Love to mother/ auntie Elaine, Love to big brother/cousin Greg/ Marsha & family. Doug was like a little brother to me as we grew up. Prayers & love to all of you, may his memories always be with you & all of us forever.
Love, Tsmra & Al
Tamra Olson
June 12, 2017

I can't believe he's infectious smile and always made others laugh with his dry humor. Loved playing softball with him over the years, an usher at a wedding, scored a hole-in-one with me the first time he ever played golf at Bunn Golf Course. "Ramming Speed" when we went canoeing together down the Current many memories and he and you will always be considered "family". May you find solace in the fact that he's in God's hands now smiling down on us all. Peace and Love Be with you, Amber and Chad.
John Fullager
John Fullager
June 12, 2017
Shocked to see that Doug passed away, we talked from time to time when he mowed his father in laws yard and at Bob Evans, I will miss him a lot! Brian S Floyd
Brian Floyd
June 12, 2017
Debbie, so so sorry to hear this, totally stunned. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, God bless you and yours. Jim
June 12, 2017
Debbie and family,

"I'm stunned", to hear of Doug's passing. You have my prayers and sincerest condolences. He was quite the athlete and I enjoyed playing softball with him for many years. He was like family. His fun personality and humorous laugh was his trademarks. He will be missed. RIP Doug
John Kerske
June 12, 2017

I am still in shock as I am sure you are as well. I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He could always light up a room with his smile and quick wit. He will be sorely missed! I wish I had the words to help comfort you and the rest of the family. Only time can ease the pain.
John Maurer
June 12, 2017
It was a surprise to see another Great One gone. Doug was always kind to everyone, with his unmistakable laugh and a smile that was always there. God Bless and my your family find peace in your absence.
John C. Gerding
June 12, 2017
The world will be a darker place without Doug's bright and shining personality.He was a very special man and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Dean and Jeris (Redpath) Creasey
Dean Creasey
June 12, 2017
Debbie and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much Doug was loved by everyone. Peace be with all of you.

Cindy Redpath
June 12, 2017
Ms. Debbie and family, I had the pleasure of meeting and being an agent for WCSIT/ISDA, for the past few years. He was always one to put a smile on the face of others. Very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort to all!
Bill and Robin Atwood
June 12, 2017
Debbie and family- Doug was such a great guy to work with! - (for the few short years I did) He ALWAYS made us laugh and had some crazy story. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
Heather Alvey
June 12, 2017
Debbie and family, I am so saddened to have read of Doug's passing. What a great guy!! Fond memories! My thoughts & prayers are with you!
Pati Kohlbecker
June 12, 2017
Debbie we extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. It was such a shock to hear of Doug's passing. Our prayers are with you all and I pray God will give you all the strength to get through this difficult time. May God bless you all.
Lee & Leona Spradlin
June 12, 2017
Deb, we are so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was such a great guy always ready with a smile and a funny story. He will be missed. Bob and Janet Karr
Janet Karr
June 11, 2017
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