Nona K. Farrell

ESCANABA – Nona K. Farrell, 90, 2711 Lakeshore Dr., Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Bishop Noa Home.

She was born in Escanaba on May 16, 1923, the daughter of Eli and Eunice M. (Demerse) Sayen.

Nona graduated from St. Joseph High School and attended one year at the Business Institute in Milwaukee, Wis.

She married Francis “Fritz” Farrell on June 14, 1947 at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba.

Nona worked at Moensch & Degnan, Hilmen Johnson, and Northern Plumbing and Heating as a bookkeeper. She retired in 1986.

She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Alter Society, Elks Auxiliary, Church Bridge Marathon, and Senior Center Bridge League.

Nona is survived by three children, Michael J. (Dee) Farrell of Escanaba, Katherine A. Farrell (John Tardiff) of Kipling, Brian D. (Susan) Farrell of Escanaba; five grandchildren, Jayme and Joshua Oman, Mickayla Mathias, Amanda and Meghan Farrell; and three step-grandchildren, Sommer (Russell) Watson, Alex Reilly, and Starla (Aaron) Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fritz.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick’s Church. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Farrell family.