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4/19/2012 11:56:00 AM
Ferrell, Aric Jay

Aric Jay Ferrell, age 33, of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away suddenly of an illness at his home on February 1, 2012. He was born December 18, 1978 in the Aleutian Islands, Adak, Alaska to Richard M. and Julie (Sutherland) Ferrell. Aric's Ferrell family roots are in Mineral Point and Iowa County. He graduated from Fox High School Arnold, Mo in 1997. Aric continued his education graduating from Jefferson College and later, Webster University in 2011 with a BS degree in Interactive Digital Media. Aric was a talented and gifted young man who devoted his life to his education. He was an avid and excellent player of board games throughout his life. He thoroughly enjoyed anime, computers and fantasy role playing. He was a founding member of, a website devoted to the anime and fantasy culture and its enthusiasts. A February 2012 website quote described him: "Aric constantly amazed Animeradius members and fans with his knowledge and dedication to the art form. He often said his dream job would be that of an anime expert or guru. Aric was that and much more, he was devoted to his family and friends. Aric was one of the most level headed humans I have had the honor to know."
The family is hosting a gathering for all friends and relatives in celebration of the life of Aric Ferrell on April 28 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. in the log Row House at 212 Spruce Street within the Pendarvis State Historical Site complex in Mineral Point. Site fees will not be collected. This location was significant in Aric's family history. It is a few feet from his 4X great-grandfather Day's cobbler shop and the homes of several of his ancestors who lived on Spruce Street. At 3:30 p.m. a memorial tree planting is scheduled on the Ferrell family farm in Mineral Point Township on Pleasant View Road 1/2 mile north of Rock Branch Road. All are invited, no shelter or facilities, walking shoes and a lawn chair suggested.

Aric was beloved by many and his memory will be carried forward by parents Richard & Julie Sutherland Ferrell, 1925 Glatt, Arnold, MO 63010; sister, Tiffany Anne Ferrell, 1925 Glatt, Arnold, MO 63010; grandparents Philip & Florence Sutherland, 2401 Halsey Ave., New Orleans, LA 70114 and grandmother, Joyce Fahrni Ferrell, 614 Prairie Hills Dr., Dodgeville, WI.53533. He is further survived by great-great aunts, Eddis Berry-man Olson and Gloria Schultz Fahrni, Dodgeville; great aunts & uncles, Charles & Nancy Ferrell Ellefson, Spring Green, Lyle & Sharon Shafer Fahrni, Arena, LaVerne & Joyce Hildebrandt Fahr-ni Moore, OK; uncles & aunts Kevin & Rebecca Ferrell Porter, Stoughton, Ronn & Linda Brooks Ferrell, Madison, Robert & Nancy Ward Ferrell, Horn Lake, MS, Joel & Phylis Sutherland Gondrella, Louisiana, Michael &Debbie Baer Sutherland, John & Martha "Elisa" Sutherland, Ron & Erin Sutherland Weatherwax, David & Mary Suth-erland Slade, Scot & Jan Sutherland Close, all of Florida; many cousins and a multitude of friends.

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