Obit: Blackdeer, Forest C. (1949 - 2003)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Blackdeer, Waukon, Cloud, Tipery, Decorah, Carrier, Price

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) June 11, 2003

Blackdeer, Forest C. (12 March 1949 - 4 June 2003)

Forest C Blackdeer, age 54, of Black River Falls, died Wednesday evening, June 4, 2003 at his home.

Forest was born on March 12, 1949 at the Blackdeer Homestead, near Black River Falls, to Wilbur and Emily (Waukon) Blackdeer. He attended local schools and enlisted in the US Army at the age of 17. While in the Army, Forest served in Vietnam. He later became employed as an ironworker in Indiana, Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Forest had lived in Indiana, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dells Dam (Neillsville area) before returning to Black River Falls. He currently was living at Sand Pillow Village.

Surviving him are eight daughters, Lynne (Beau) Tipery, of Madison, Neile Decorah and Violet Blackdeer, both of Tomah, Rhiannon Blackdeer, of Michigan, Myra Jo, Ember, and Rita Rose Blackdeer of Neillsville, and Buffy Decorah, of Shawano; a son, Waukon Blackdeer of Neillsville; his mother, Emily Blackdeer, of Black River Falls; four sisters, Gladys (Alvin) Cloud, of Lyndon Station, Ida (Wallace) Carrier and Marcella Cloud, both of Black River Falls, Myra Jo (Darren) Price, of Tomah; two brothers, Bennett (Lani) Blackdeer of Neillsville, and Royce (Melva) Blackdeer of Anadarko, OK; nieces, nephew and other relatives.

Preceding him death is his father, Wilber Blackdeer; a brother, Arlie Blackdeer; two nephews, Carson Cloud and Michael Cloud; and a niece, Luella Blackdeer.

Funeral services were Friday, June 6, at the Blackdeer Homestead and burial with military honors by the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Post #129 and Auxiliary Unit, were in the Blackdeer Homestead Cemetery, rural Black River Falls.

The Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls served the family.



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