Marian Ilene Farr

February 26, 2022


Marian Ilene Farr, age 89 of McBain, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 26, 2022 at Munson Healthcare-Cadillac Hospital. She was born on June 14, 1932 in Clam Union Township to Harry and Marjorie (Hoekwater) Bogard. She married Charles A. Farr on May 19, 1951 at the McBain Baptist Church.

Marian was a member of the Northland Community Church. She had worked at the McBain Public High School as a cook for many years and also for RLD Dress Company as a seamstress. She had retired back in the 1990’s. Marian was raised on a farm and married a farmer. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, read, and send cards for every occasion. Her family, friends, and faith were very important to her.

She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Farr of McBain, five children, Dale (Diane) Farr of McBain, Gail Scarbrough of McBain, Mike (Valerie) Farr of Marion, Krista Ditchen of Cadillac, and Cheryl Powell of Lake City. Marian has 12 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild, plus she has a sister, Donna (David) Lucas of McBain and a brother- in- law, Donald Farr of McBain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Marjorie Bogard, brother, Homer (Mae) Bogard, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Beulah Farr, a son, Robert Charles Farr, in-laws, Juanita Farr and Mary (Henry) Keehn.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain with Rev. Steve Boven officiating. Burial will take place in the Mount View Cemetery in McBain. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. A luncheon will follow at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain. Thoughts and prayers may be left at

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