Farrell, James Ellis "Jim" 78, of Hurst, Texas, formerly of Waukegan, Illinois, died peacefully in his sleep on June 29, 2014. Jim was a proud Marine, avid sports fan and caring father. He worked most of his life as a carpenter in Illinois, Texas and Washington. Jim enjoyed playing in men's softball leagues throughout Lake County, loved sports cars and was a fervent jazz fan. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Sallie Haines of Waukegan. Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley (Grant); brothers, Jerry (Cyndi), Larry (Beverly), Jack and Tony Haines; children, Lynn Farias (Ruben), Jim, Laurie Mattson Pantti, Chris Ruiz (Robert), Jeff, and Cheryl Michaelson (Nate); former wife, Arlene (Ahonen) Huhta; stepchildren, Jimmy Kliever, Robin Gibbons, Dustin Kliever and Michelle Goodell; and many loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A private family memorial is being held August 9, 2014 in Waukegan, IL.
Published in News Sun from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10, 2014