Bert W. Farm, age 91, of McHenry, died Tuesday evening, October 29, 2013, at Crystal Pines Nursing Home in Crystal Lake.
He was born January 3, 1922 in Chicago to John A. and Anna (Manthei) Farm. On Sept. 4, 1948, he married Betty Hinrichs in Chicago.
Bert was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II where he served in the Medical Corps. Following his military service, he returned to Chicago and worked at Crane Mfg. Co. After meeting and marrying his wife Betty, they moved to McHenry in 1948, where he worked as an accountant for Morton Chemical in Ringwood and Chicago.
Bert was a longtime member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in McHenry, where he served for six years on the Church Council. He was an invaluable “full-time” volunteer at the church, and would regularly be seen in and around the church office, quietly helping wherever he could. Among the duties he assumed was the scheduling the snow shovelers and grass cutters at the church, organizing volunteers for folding the monthly newsletter, keeping track of various volunteers to make sure they were recognized for their contributions, assisting with counting the offerings, and changing the sign message board in front of church. Even before leaving at night, he would do one final check of the church grounds. Other enjoyments throughout the years included traveling, yearly family vacations, and puttering around his home.
Survivors include two children, Lynn Farm of Crystal Lake, and Susan (Glenn) Heumann of Houston, TX; and two grandchildren, Eric (Claire) Heumann and Ryan Heumann.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty; a brother, Charles Farm, a sister, Janet Farm Fuchs; a niece, Charlene Jensen; and a nephew, Allan Farm.
Friends are invited to meet with his family from 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service on Friday, November 8, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050. The Rev. Roger Schneider will officiate.
Private inurnment will take place at Woodland Cemetery, McHenry.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church or to Crystal Pines Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 335 Illinois Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave the family an on-line condolence message.