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Carroll Ernest Farnam

April 16, 2019 | 3 comments

Carroll Ernest Farnam, 80, of Stevenstown, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was born on 8/31/38 at home to Ernest C & Ruth E (Greeno) Farnam. He married Lynn Ida (Valeo) DiPalma on 4/29/72 in Kenosha, WI

Carroll attended Holmen High School and graduated in 1956. While he was in high school he enlisted in the Army Reserves. He had basic at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, and stationed at Ft. Riley, KS.

Carroll worked at Metallics Inc. in Brice Prairie, Outers Gun Cleaner, in La Crosse. He was a Members of the UAW union, employed with Nash, AMC, Chrysler where he retired after 37 years on 2/28/97.

Carroll loved hunting, auctions, local drawings, dancing, travel, dogs, and watching westerns. He was a fan of the GB packer and Brewers.  He had a great sense of humor, lead a simple life and was a man of routine. Carroll was a social, traditional, old fashioned man.

He and his wife Lynn were foster parents for many years in Kenosha.

Carroll is survived by his wife, Lynn; 5 children, Chelle (Guillermo) Krome-Vargas, David DiPalma, Becky (Gary) Stutts, Sandy (Mario) Cruz, and Victor Farnam; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; plus 9 grand puppies. He is further survived by his brother, Earl Farnam; sisters, Elvira (Richard) Cornell & Sharon Pieper; and many nieces; nephews; cousins; and close friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Daniel Farnam; sisters, Elizabeth Farnam and Lucy (Chris) Martinez.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Mayo hospital and Hospice staff. In keeping with Dad’s wishes no traditional services will be held.  However, a celebration of his life is being planned for a later date.



  1. Nick, Ken, Jeff, Ron, John, Annie

    Our sincere sympathies and condolences. We were just reminiscing about the times back in Kenosha.

  2. Jackie cruz

    Sorry for your loss to all your family, Sandy.
    Glad that you chose to celebrate with good Time with family, instead of crying you all chose to remember the good times and smile.

  3. Jack Metcalf

    Becky & Gary,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

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