BC (Brian Curtis) Farr , Age 59

June 27, 1963 --February 27, 2023

BC (Brian Curtis) Farr, age 59, went to his heavenly home Monday, February 27, 2023. After surviving two massive cardiac arrests and other heart attacks, he passed away suddenly at his home with his loving girlfriend by his side. BC was a lifelong resident of Baraboo, WI, and a member of the high school class of 1981. He was born on June 27, 1963, the son of Curtis and Sylvia Farr. BC suffered from both inherited heart disease and cancer. He is now at peace with his Lord.

BC was a beloved and amazing son, brother, uncle, friend, and dog dad. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Sylvia (Farr) Reynolds, brother Dennis Farr, sister, Kay Ferro, and infant brother, Richard Farr. BC will be deeply missed by his sister Shelly Wells, nephews Jon and Jody Cabrera, niece Emily (Wells) Moore, cousins, great nephews and great nieces, girlfriend Gail Anderson whom he loved very much, special friends who were like family, his church family at Freedom in Christ Assembly, and many others. BC was a man of strong faith.

Following in his father's footsteps, he owned and operated his own businesses. BC's automotive business was his first venture. For the past 25 years he has owned the Historic Landmark, Old Baraboo Inn. BC brought this building, built in 1864, back to life from a fire which caused extensive damage allowing people once again to enjoy its rich history. Customers enjoyed BC's stories, prime rib, french onion soup, fish fry, and spirits for 20 years. He was the perfect host for OBI's events. TV celebrities have featured his "big, red house" on their shows and it's recognized on the national level. A book was written about the Old Baraboo Inn by award winning author, Ameila Cotter, a tribute to BC for his restoration of the building. His legacy will continue.

Some of BC's happiest moments were enjoying his favorite hobbies with friends. He loved putting his late model race car on the track. He won trophies and awards. A highlight of his racing career was racing Dick Trickle, the driver his father once sponsored as the A&W car. BC was also an avid hunter. He enjoyed his land around his home, entertaining friends for cookouts on the deck, and listening to music.Nights in the snow shed were always a great time.

The outpouring of messages of love for and support of BC have been greatly appreciated. He sure brought loads of happiness to people. BC was loved wholeheartedly and will be missed tremendously by so many. A Memorial Service will be held from 1-1:45 pm at Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home on Saturday, March 4, 2023 with Pastor Randy Zeman officiating. Visitation will precede the service from noon until 1 pm. Celebration of Life Open House will be held following at his place, the Old Baraboo Inn.We love you BC!

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.


Jason March 01, 2023

Freind Baraboo , Wisconsin

Bc will be deeply missed sincerest sympathy to the family

Shannan Rohde March 01, 2023

Tennet and friend Baraboo

Thank you for all you’ve done for me. You will be missed greatly my friend rest in peace.

Chris March 01, 2023

Friend Chicago , Illinois

BC was truly an incredible man who will be deeply missed. I feel blessed for having the opportunity to meet and learn from him. My condolences to your family and friends.

dawn logan March 01, 2023

friend Mauston , Wisconsin

So many shared experiences and stories over the years at OBI! Thanks for ride in Hummer at Devil's Lake Park...crazy! Watching 2005 Super Bowl in freezing cold with horrible 'shared Snickers' commercial...and the empty can that set itself on edge without anyone's help! We'd great staff parties and even jukebox play honkytonk music on own until BC told spirits to knock it off! Friendships formed lasting for years! BC you'll be missed in so many ways...hopefully you'll reach back out to us from the other side. So many treasured memories.

Docia Michalek March 01, 2023

Personal friend Antigo , Wisconsin

Half my life you've been in it. I will truly miss you. And my heart goes out to Shelly in this devastating time.

Dusti Perkins March 01, 2023

Friend and cousin Baraboo

Bc will be deeply missed by many people. Thank you for all the help you have givin me. Till we meet again R.I.P my friend

Jayne Grady March 01, 2023

Friend Fort Atkinson , Wisconsin

BC never met a stranger, first time I met him it was like seeing an old friend after a long time. Loved going to the bar. BC you will be missed by many people.

Tami Phillips March 01, 2023

Friend and former tenant Mauston , Wisconsin

You will be greatly missed BC!! Thank you for all you did for me and words of encouragement!! Until we meet again!!!!

Thomas Cook March 01, 2023

OBI Customer Ocean View , Delaware

I guess BC must have known that we’d learn that the initials stood for Brian Curtis eventually. I remember being at a Dinner for the Dead one October, sitting in the very front of the row of picnic tables. BC was up on stage, playing various video and audio recordings of paranormal events. No one was around me, because my ex-wife Marjorie had gotten up to go to the bathroom. When I felt a strong tap on the shoulder, I looked around, expecting to see Marjorie sitting next to me, telling me she was ready to go. But no one was there. When I turned around to face the stage, BC took one look at my face, and said, “Something’s happened to you, hasn’t it?” Indeed it had. He called me the next day to see if I was alright. Because, you see, BC was that kind of guy. I’ve had so many other unusual experiences at OBI, but it’s late, so I have to close. BC, you’ll be missed.

Mark Fairburn March 01, 2023

Cousin Rockford , Illinois

R.I.P BC. The many great times at OBI. The many childhood memories. You will be truly missed. My love and prayers to the family. I love you!

Laurie (Berendes) Stout March 01, 2023

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

I’m very sorry for your loss

Kim Knight March 01, 2023

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

BC was an amazing man. I enjoyed working for him the one event I worked. He will be missed. RIP BC

Amelia Cotter March 01, 2023

Friend Chicago , Illinois

Sending my condolences to the family and friends of BC, especially Shelly, who stood by BC in the most difficult of times and continues to make the Old Baraboo Inn such a special place. BC was always generous, kind, and welcoming to us. May his memory be a blessing. Love, Amelia and Jonathan

Jon Hillmer March 01, 2023

Friend Baraboo

From cars to dogs there was always a story to be told involved when BC was there.. Snow Shed , Demo Derbies ,Dynamiting Beaver dam,Deer hunting ,Snowmobiling ,Racing ,Mudding ,Wildlife Retention ,Sport Shooting ,And Or THE Mix of All The Above ..THAT were just Some things I am remembered ,off hand ,on his property.. Miss the Real BC and I'll Be Seeing ya..Rest for awhile and give us that smile for Peace is yours now..friend...

Annette Grossenbacher March 01, 2023

Friend Wisconsin , Wisconsin

I will always cherish your last hug and kind words. You will be missed by me and many others. RIP. Till we meet again. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.

Samantha Kessinger March 01, 2023

Friend Barron , Wisconsin

Many condolences go our to BC's friends and family. I had the pleasure of meeting BC at one of the many ghost hunt workshops. He will be truly missed.

Tina (Stopper) Gebhard March 01, 2023

friend Poynette , Wisconsin

Oh Bri....give em heck up there brother! You are sure spinning some fun stories I am sure to some people who have been waiting a while to see you. We are sure going to miss the funny adventures and stories here. Shelly (and family) my heart aches for you. Sending you the biggest hug! Brian loved you so very much!

Judy &Patrick Haagenson March 01, 2023

Friends Mauston , Wisconsin

Sending our deepest Condolences to Shelly , other family and everyone who will miss this wonderful person. From hanging at OBI to kayaking and hummer rides. Any time with BC was a great time. He was always a wonderful host and even better friend. You will be so missed. See you on the other side. ❤️

Josie Berenz March 02, 2023

First time friend of Old Baraboo Inn Eau Claire

I am sorry to hear of the passing of BC. I recently met him at The Old a Baraboo Inn at the Ghost Camp event. He had such a sweet smile and kindheartedness about him. It was a pleasure hearing stories of his family history, and the pride he had for The Old Baraboo Inn. May he be at peace knowing he was cared for, and had a life well lived ! My condolences to his friends and family, - Josie Berenz ( His only customer to ever order a whiskey sour with an olive and a cherry! :)

Michael March 02, 2023

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our deepest condolences to BC's family and friends. BC and Shelly greeted everyone with warm smiles, and we always looked forward to our visits at OBI.

Todd Liebman March 02, 2023

Friend Sierra Vista , Arizona

My condolences to family and friends. Rest in peace BC.

tammy K newkirk March 02, 2023

friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

bc you will be greatly missed.rest in peace.the old baraboo in wont be the same without you.everytime i came to the obi you were the first person i seen there.i will truly miss you.you put your heart and soul into making obi what it is today.i will always support obi and i will always be there now and in the future.your smile will shine on.rest in peace BC.

Bob viking March 02, 2023

Friend Portage , Wisconsin

BC, I remember my DJ and karaoke times at OBI. you tried to sing as many songs as you could. Not half bad. You were a great host, and me owning the Hole In The Wall Saloon in the Dells, we shared some great food recipes. Your prime rib was the best. Nothing but fond fun smiling memories of you. A friend who I will miss. Bob viking

Jeremy Belter March 02, 2023

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Enjoyed BC’s story’s. Great guy to talk to. He will be missed.

Becky Swiger March 03, 2023

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Sending sympathy for our loss of BC here, but rejoicing in the promise that we have in seeing him again. To name just a few, my mother, my Step Father and BC and all those that have gone before us. What a day we have to look forward to! My prayers are with BC's family and friends that are remaining here until The good Lord calls us Sincerely, Becky

Randy Reinfeldt March 03, 2023

Friend Las Vegas , Nevada

I would like to send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of BC. I have so many fond memories from playing pool at OBI for many years to the race track and watching him drive the MGD late model for many years. BC you were a good man and i enjoyed the many times we hung out. Thanks for the memories. Now u and Trickle can duke it out on the oval in Heaven. Rest easy until we meet again.

Ron & Karen Both March 04, 2023

Patron La Valle, Wisconsin , Wisconsin

We were both saddened by the passing of B.C. We enjoyed B.C.'s stories of the spirits in the building. Since my wife has seen full figured ghosts in her life, she really enjoyed the Dinner With The Dead event. B.C. and I saw an orb flying around the bar once. I also had my fully charged camcorder go completely dead at Bachelor Grove Cemetery, but once back in our car, it was back to normal. There are spitits/ghosts out there. Even though we didn't visit the Baraboo Inn very often, B.C. always remembered us and what we drank. My wife just saw him in Walmart less than two weeks ago and he seemed his usual self. Like B.C. I also did a little racing and watched NASCAR and dirt track racing, and went to the Wi. Dells track. We will miss him on this earth, but see him again in the future. Maybe he will visit the Inn. We can only hope. Rest in peace B.C.

Greg March 04, 2023

Acquaintance Baraboo , Wisconsin

RIP BC Hopefully your spirit can head over to the OBI, So the ghostly shenanigans can kick into Overdrive. Party On

Charles Bruss March 05, 2023

Friend West Allis , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear about BC. He will definitely be missed. OBI will not be the same without him. Be at peace my friend.

david crenshaw March 06, 2023

Friend Sun Prairie , Wisconsin


Patti Rich (Née-Teske) March 22, 2023

Childhood neighbor Baraboo , Wisconsin

Shelly - I was lucky enough to reconnect with BC last spring after my sister Rita’s death. I stopped in to the Inn and we hugged and reminisced. My heart is broken . Hugs to you💕Feel free to contact me. I just moved back to WI a couple yrs ago. God bless.

Debbie Dobbs July 10, 2023

Acquaintance Milwaukee , Wisconsin

Rest in Peace BC. My husband and I only met you once at the OBI, but you were so friendly and shared so many wonderful stories with us. Thank you for that wonderful evening.