In Memory of

Wilbur Francis Ferrin

May 10, 1939 - August 28, 2019
From: Springfield, MO

 Wilbur F. Ferrin, the son of Horace and Mary (Hanson) Ferrin was born May 10, 1939, in Marcus, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on the family farm. He attended school and graduated from Grand Meadow School south of Marcus. After high school, Wilbur went to the DeVry School of Technology in Chicago where he graduated with an electrician degree.  Following college, Wilbur served in the U.S. Army.

 On April 24, 1966 he was united in marriage to Linda Griffee. They made their home at Spirit Lake, then Iowa City before moving to the Des Moines area from 1970-1991. They lived in Richardson, TX from 1991-1996. Wilbur worked for the telephone company. After his retirement, Wilbur worked for Ericsson Telecommunications for six years.

 In 1996, they moved to Table Rock Lake in southern Missouri. Wilbur loved living on the lake and spent much of his time fishing, woodworking, and being outdoors. Wilbur and Linda enjoyed attending shows in Branson and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

 On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Wilbur passed away at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO, at the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Mary Ferrin; and two brothers, Clifford Marshall Ferrin and Harold Raymond Ferrin; mother and father-in-law, Jane (Below) Griffee and Henry Drexel Griffee; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Ferrin.

 He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Linda D. (Griffee) Ferrin; son, Brian Todd Ferrin; daughter, Melissa Sue Ferrin; son-in-law, Marcelino Ramírez Ibáñez; three grandchildren, Gabriela Itavii Ramírez Ferrin, Bianca Joy Ramírez Ferrin, and Drexel Daniel Ramírez Ferrin; and sister-in-law, Judy Ferrin.

Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa.
Pastor Cris Decious
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
"In The Garden"
"God Be With You Until We Meet Again"
"Amazing Grace"
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:49 PM
“To Linda Ferrin and Family,
I’m very sad to hear the news of Willie’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you!
It was a pleasure working with Willie at the technical training center in Richardson Texas!
Kind regards!”
- Frank Gonzalez
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:58 AM
“Hi Linda, Just got this today. So sorry to hear about Willie. My prayers and thoughts are with you and him. /Doug Smith”
- Doug Smith
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:58 AM
“To Linda and family,
My deepest condolences in your loss!
Willy and I worked together at Ericsson for 6 years while you were in Richardson Tx. He was 28 years my senior, but we shared a lot in common!we both grew up on farms about 60 miles apart, served time in the Army, then went to work for the phone company and loved woodworking! He was a fine man and taught me (and many others) lots in those few short years!
With deepest sympathy,
- Jon Meier
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:58 AM
“Linda,Brian and Missy Sue sorry sorry for your loss. Love you and thinking of you all”
- Tonja Schaeffer
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:58 AM
“I have very few childhood memories that don’t include the Ferrin family. Sending peace and love to the family as you celebrate Mr. Ferrin’s wonderful life. ”
- Bianca (Beaver) Thomae
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 9:51 AM
“So sorry for the loss of Uncle Wilbur. His brothers were there to make him welcome along with Grandpa and Grandma. Enjoy this time to share all the memories. Wish I could be there with you all. ”
- Joelene Ferrin Small
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 9:51 AM
“Melissa and family I wish you strength during this time. Hoping for years of great memories of your dad.”
- Megan Kelley
Friday, August 30, 2019 at 4:20 PM
“Sorry for Uncle Wilbur’s passing. You all have my sympathy and I will see you soon.”
- Neal Ferrin
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