Lewis Lee Farr

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  • Name: Lewis Lee Farr
  • Location of Birth: Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 22, 1932
  • Date of Death: June 19, 2001 (68 years old)
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  • High School and Class: 1950 - Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: 1952 - Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: MR1 (Machinery Repairman Petty Officer 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Military Highlights:
    Lewis served during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Wasp CVA-18.

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    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Lewis' childhood was spent growing up among the mines of the Mesabi Iron Range and the shores of Pokegama Lake in the Grand Rapids/Taconite, Minnesota area.

    Lewis married Velma in 1957 and the couple lived in Fridley, Minnesota.

    He was employed by Honeywell and received the Harry Long Award of 1988 before retiring in 1990. He then started and ran his own business and volunteered his time and skills to the 1996 restoration of the steamboat Minnehaha and other special projects of the Minnesota Transportation Museum.

    Lewis is survived by his wife, Velma; daughters, Brenda Zelinka, Pam Seals, and Linda Borman; one granddaughter; and a sister, Vyra Olson.

    Lewis died after a courageous battle with cancer and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Sec. 9, Site 32)

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