Donald “Cricket” Farner of Brighton, Colorado passed away September 21 of 2019 in his home. He was 88 years old. He was born in Rocky Ford Colorado to Joseph and Saloma Farner on February 16, 1931. Don married Betty Zink in 1954 and together they had six children; Jerry, Renee, Brenda, Janeane, Donnie, and Sharon.
He had a construction company; LDB which he operated for over thirty years with his brother Bill Farner and friend, Leo Younger.
Don was preceded in death by his son Jerry, both parents, his brothers; Joe, Alvin, Syl, Bill, Elmer and Johnny, and his sister Margie.
Don is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty, his children; Renee (Randy) Heston, Brenda (Mark) Brown, Janeane (Ron) Schissler, Donnie (Sharon) Farner, and Sharon (Tip) Farner, seven grandchildren; Ryan, Joel, Megan, Brittany, Kelsey, Brandan, Justine, Nicole, Rebecca, seven great grandchildren; Neil, Owen, Trent, Trey, Kamren, Kaiden, Kloie as well as his brother Jim and sisters Betty, Carol, Barb, Maxine.
Services will be held at St Augustine Church, Brighton. Thursday September 26. Viewing 9:30am and Rosary at 10:30am. Mass will be held at 11:00am. Interment Elmwood Cemetery.