Monday, October 5, 2015




ADDRESS:  1129 Landall Avenue, Rib Lake, WI  54470


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  5:25 AM, Monday, October 5 at Golden Living-Rib Lake where he had been residing for the past 2 months


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM Thursday, October 8 at Woodland Community Church, Westboro where there will also be military rites performed by the Westboro VFW military honors team


OFFICIATING:  Pastor Len Robinson


INTERMENT:  Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake  


VISITATION:  Woodland Community Church, Westboro from 9 AM until the time of services at 10 AM on Thursday, October 8


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 22, 1938 at San Antonio, Texas


EDUCATION: graduate of Artesia High School, Artesia, New Mexico; Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas; Master’s degree from Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas


MARRIAGE: November 17, 1968 in North Bend, Washington to Jane Steinke and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War having served from 1961-1968.  After his education, he worked as an inspector of nuclear plants for American Nuclear Insurers while residing in Windsor Locks, CT until retirement in 2006.  In 2008, they moved to Rib Lake, WI to be near family.  He did foster care of children for 25 years.  He served as chairman of the board of the National Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a period of time.  He enjoyed his family, tools, reading, his personal library & bible study groups.


MEMBER OF:  Woodland Community Church, Westboro; Gideon’s International & did prison ministry through the Gideon’s organization; Past member of Windsor Locks Congregation, Windsor Locks, CT;


SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Jane Forbes of Rib Lake, WI


SURVIVING CHILDREN:  Rebeccah (Dave) Hopkins of Rib Lake, Chris (Jen) Forbes of North Haven, CT, Devon (Kara) Forbes of Windsor Locks, CT


CHILDREN DECEASED:  Son – Josean R. Forbes in 2013




DECEASED FATHER:  Lynn F. Forbes     DECEASED MOTHER:  Nellye R. Yeates


URNBEARER:  John Henry Hopkins


OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Woodland Community Church in Westboro

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