Jesse Farner and his Dad Mark Farner

*** UPDATE***

Jesse Fredrick Farner
September 27,1988 – July 4, 2018

Read his Obituary Here

Jesse gained his Independence back after his long Earthly journey came to an end the night of July 4th. To us, his family, he was the bravest soul we’ve ever had the privilege of loving. He was a Son, a Brother, a Friend and a Comrade to many. His absence of Body leaves a big void but…
His Spirit lives strong in our hearts.


We are overwhelmed by all the love, support and prayers for our son Jesse from all around the world. On July 3rd 2010 Jes took a bad fall and is very lucky to be alive. He remains in intensive care and is making good progress. Our sincere appreciation for all the love coming our way. Please continue to pray for Jesse as he works toward a full recovery.

We love you all, Mark & Lesia


Monday, Jan 10th, 2011

The Who’s Roger Daltrey Joins Mark Farner for Benefit at B. B. Kings

Watch for Mark Farner on Fox TV’s Huckabee January 15 and 16

(New York, NY) – The entertainment industry at large has long been a leader in helping those in need with benefit concerts and charity events. On Monday January 17, 2011 at B. B. Kings in New York City, rock legends will join together in support of Jesse Farner as he struggles to recuperate from a severe neck injury after a fall last summer. The concert will be held in conjunction with the New York Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp festivities and will include rock legends participating in the camp plus the Kryptonite rock of 3 Doors Down.

Jesse Farner is the twenty-one year old son of rock’s legendary frontman Mark Farner and his wife Lesia. Mark Farner is best known as founding member/lead singer/guitarist/songwriter of Grand Funk Railroad, the band that sold out Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles and sold over 50 million records worldwide.

When hearing of Jesse Farner’s plight from Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp founder, David Fishof, Roger Daltrey of The Who stepped up immediately in support of the family.

“I’m humbled to be able to help Jesse and the Farners in any way I can,” began Daltrey. “We are all very fortunate, in our business, to be able to give back. And sometimes circumstances demand that we give back to our brothers and sisters in the rock and roll business. Rock for Jesse calls us to do just that for our friends the Farner family,” he concluded.

Mark Farner commented on Daltrey’s participation stating, “Roger is a man’s man with a good heart and that means more to me than anything either of us has accomplished in music. On behalf of our son Jesse and family, the Farner’s extend our gratitude to Roger and his family, Cliff Williams of AC/DC, 3 Doors Down, Kip Winger and our friends and fans in rock and roll.”

Media Contact:
Jim Della Croce The Press Office 615.419.9989 jim@thepressoffice.com
20 Waring Drive Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327 www.thepressoffice.com

Jesse Farner, 21-year-old son of Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) and Lesia Farner, fell and sustained a near-fatal fracture to the C-5 vertebra in his neck. Jesse is currently in I.C.U and he needs a miracle. No further updates are available at this time.


MJG196 said...

Please recover, Jesse.

Sheri Lynn said...

I'm praying for your recovery, Jesse.

Michael Lynn said...
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Retro Kimmer said...

thousands of people have read this story this week so hopefully the renewed efforts will help the Farner Family!

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