C. Michael Farmer

C. Michael Farmer of Waukesha, WI entered into eternal life on February 26, 2021. He was born on April 20, 1936 in Buffalo, NY to Fred and Marie Farmer. He spent most of his childhood in Glen Ellyn, IL with his sister Barbara and brother Freddy, before moving to Wauwatosa, WI and graduating high school. He attended Marquette University between 1955-1959, gaining lifelong friendships along with a Jesuit education.

After graduation, he joined the Army and was stationed in Alaska, where he served as an emergency medic.   After his military service, Mike joined the Peace Corps and served in Nepal; he admired the people, culture and natural beauty.  Mike’s Peace Corps experiences spurred his love of travel, his desire to learn about other cultures and his unrelenting passion to serve others.

After the Peace Corps, Mike started a 30-year career at Marquette University where he met the love of his life, Janice. They were married October 3, 1970 and were blessed with 6 children and 12 grandchildren during 50 years of marriage.

Mike was a devoted Catholic, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He loved golf, Marquette basketball, the Green Bay Packers, and woodworking; but most of all, he cherished the time spent with friends and family at the many parties and cookouts he and Janice hosted over the years.

Mike will always be remembered as a selfless volunteer and a fantastic storyteller who never shied away from public speaking, no matter the venue. He is survived by his wife Janice; sons, Mike (Rachel), Joe (Stephanie), Tim (Katie), Dave (Sarah), Andy (Alyssa), and daughter, Katie (Michael); his sister, Barbara; 12 grandchildren and an extended list of family and friends.

Visitation for Mike will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 11:00AM until the time of the memorial mass at 1:00PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East St. Waukesha, WI 53186.  The livestream of the memorial mass can be found by following the link at https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/863976672  Reception will be held at Panos Banquet Hall (Bullwinkles), 20290 W Bulemound Rd. Brookfield, WI 53045 at 2:30PM following Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to The Gorkha Foundation, gorkhafoundation.org.