Darrell E. (1923 - 2006)
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Surnames: Forest, Erickson, Medine, Bakker, Weeks, Slater
----Sources: Rochelle News-Leader (Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois) 11/19/2006
Forest, Darrell E. (5 Apr. 1923 - 16 Nov. 2006)
SCARBORO - Darrell E. Forest, 83, of Scarboro, formerly of Sycamore, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born on April 5, 1923 in Colby, Wis., the son of Charles R. and Myrtle (Erickson) Forest. He married Marcia Louise Medine on June 18, 1943 in Sycamore. Darrell was a lifelong farmer and had worked part-time for the Fertilizer Company in Shabbona, Caterpillar and Morton Buildings. He was a charter member of the Lions Club in Maple Park and Lee. He was a graduate of Sycamore High School, class of 1941.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia; his three children, Larry (Sharon) Forest, of DeKalb, Sheryl (Jack) Bakker, of Western Springs, and Kelly (Sue) Forest, of Sycamore; seven grandchildren, Randy, Melissa, Jennifer, Kari, Lindsey, Whitney, and Mary; eight great-grandchildren, Hanna, Anthony, Mason, Sydney, Sawyer, Raylyn, Kaylee and Irish; his sister, Jeanette Weeks, of Sycamore; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Ellen Slater. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., in DeKalb. Private graveside services of cremated remains will be held at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb.
A memorial is being established for Darrell E. Forest in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., PO Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
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