Merl L. Farmer Sr., 93, Stevens Point, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Boston Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Hunt will officiate. Burial will be in the Bellvue Cemetery, Danville, Ky.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in his name for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Foundation.
Mr. Farmer was born Aug. 14, 1906, in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of the late Richard and Annie (Wise) Farmer.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he enrolled at the University of Chicago and studied economics. After receiving a master’s degree at the University of Chicago, he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois.
Mr. Farmer was a professor of economics and business at UW-SP from 1963 until his retirement in 1977. He taught a number of courses at UW-SP, including international economics, price theory, accounting and the principals of economics. His teaching career spanned 40 years in Oregon, Nebraska, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
After retirement, he spent time reading and writing in the field of economics. Recently, he was a resident of the Portage County Health Care Center, helping to care for his wife, Lillian.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lee, Plainfield, and Ken, Madison; one brother, Vern (Erma), Salt Lake City; and one half-sister, Connie Mulkey, Portland, Ore.