A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held for Ethan Farrell, 31, of Chariton, Iowa on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Memorials may be made in care of Ethan's family.
Ethan Paul Farrell was born on July 12, 1991, in Corydon, Iowa to Andy and Kathy (Lozier) Farrell. He was the third child of four born to the couple. He attended Chariton schools and graduated from Chariton High School with the class of 2009. He loved to cook which led him to taking culinary classes in Ottumwa. During that time, he worked at Applebee’s, then he later worked for Casey’s and BP.
Ethan ended up going to work for Randy Braaksma on the maintenance crew at Titan Tire. Even though this was a bit outside his comfort zone and not what he was accustomed to doing, he really excelled there and had quite the mechanical mind for figuring things out.
Ethan was a generous and kind soul with a great sense of humor. He had a close circle of friends who meant the world to him. During his stay in the ICU, so many of them came to see him. It was not a surprise as they were like family and were always spending time together. He had a huge impact on so many others.
Ethan loved his music loud. He enjoyed the outdoors, taking nature walks, hunting for mushrooms, and enjoying the beauty in every sunrise and sunset. He had a deep appreciation for the beauty of the world. Sitting by a campfire was always a joy for him, and he would often go for a drive “around the block,” but wouldn’t be back for hours.
During the pandemic, Ethan parked his camper at his parents’ house. This gave the family a lot of bonding time, and he was even able to help them remodel their house, which in turn provided him with a lot of construction skills. Ethan had great technical skills, and was referred to as the tech guy for his entire family.
Ethan had a strong faith in the Lord. He and his friend, Matt Linser, spent a lot of time talking about their faith. He was a true believer.
Ethan was an organ donor and in doing so, he was able to save four lives when he passed. He will be dearly missed by his parents, Andy and Kathy; brothers: Ted Farrell (Echo), Wyatt Farrell, and Shane Farrell (Kaitlyn); nephews and nieces: Kason, Jacob, Blayne, Wes, Alainah, and Aspen; grandmothers, Joey “Nammy” Farrell and Lenore Miller; aunts and uncles: Nicki (Todd) Adcock, Jason Farrell (Katie), Terry Howe, and Tammy Lozier; along with many wonderful cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Joe Farrell and great-grandma, Mildred Bailey.