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Jason P. Farniok, 36

Jason Paul Farniok, age 36, of Eagle Lake, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Jason was born March 5, 1976, in Watertown, to Clement and Carmen (Matter) Farniok.

He graduated from Delano High School in 1994.

He then earned his diploma in refrigeration, HVAC, and appliance repair from South Central College in North Mankato in 2000.

Jason was united in marriage to Melissa Anderson June 28, 2003, in Mankato.

He worked at H&F Manufacturing in Maple Grove; Meyer and Sons, Bethany Lutheran College, and Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Jason enjoyed deer hunting, four-wheeling, and hanging out with his friends and family. His big heart touched many lives, and he will be remembered as someone that was funny, fun to be with, and always willing to help out a friend or family member.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa of Eagle Lake; mother, Carmen Farniok of Delano; a sister, Theresa Franklin of Maple Grove; three brothers, Howard Farniok, Paul (Carmelita) Farniok of New Hope, and Gary (Mary) Farniok of Buffalo; parents-in-law, Alan (Teresa) Anderson of Eagle Lake; brother-in-law, Brett (special friend Kim) Anderson of Eagle Lake; five nieces; and three nephews.

Jason was preceded in death by his father, Clement; and his grandparents.

The funeral service took place Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 am. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato with the Rev. John Petersen officiating. Burial was in Eagle Lake Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at NORTHVIEW – North Mankato Mortuary, and continued Saturday one hour before the service at the church.

Arrangements were handled by NORTHVIEW – North Mankato Mortuary.