Avril H. Farris

Dec. 31, 1919 - Sept. 20, 2007

Avril H. Farris, 87, of Mukwonago, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at LindenGrove in Mukwonago. He was born Dec. 31, 1919, on a farm near Sauk City, the son of Herbert and Mary Farris.

On Aug. 16, 1943, he married Loraine Rintelman in New Bedford, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was a dean of occupational sciences at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

He was a member of the Laflin/James Lodge #247 F. & A.M. and the Mukwonago Kiwanis. He was also a member of the United Unitarian & Universalist Society of Mukwonago.

He is survived by his wife, Loraine; daughter, Janet Lynn Thompson; grandson, Zakary Thompson; and sisters, Avis Annen and Karen Faye Blum.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sylvandean.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Sept. 23, at Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Mukwonago. The Rev. Dr. Marcia Marino will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donorís choice.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services of Mukwonago, 363-7126, is serving the family.