Gerald “Jerry” Forsberg, of Stanchfield, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at his home. He was 85 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 10: 30 am Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 am.
INURNMENT will be held at a later date in the Calvary Lutheran Cemetery at Rush Point.
Gerald H. Forsberg, of Stanchfield, Minnesota died on Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 at his home. He was 85 years old.
Gerald, lovingly known as Jerry, was born on March 4, 1929 at home in Nessel Township, Chisago Country, Minnesota to parents George and Alice (Carlson) Forsberg. He grew up on the family farm, attending country school district 24 at Rush Point. Jerry helped his father farm until January of 1953, when he served in the United States Army. Jerry served overseas during the Korean War with the 338th Battalion. After his honorable discharge in December of 1954 Jerry returned home to farm with his parents. In 1964 they sold the old farm and moved a few miles west to a farm near Stanchfield where they continued to farm. Jerry also spent many hours helping his brother-in-law and nephew on their farms. After Jerry’s dad died in 1975, he took wonderful care of his mother for the next 19 years. He continued to live on the farm until his death.
Jerry enjoyed farm life. He loved attending farm auctions, not necessarily to buy anything but to enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut and check in with all the other farmers. For many years Jerry was involved in tractor pull competitions and was an official for many events all over the state. Jerry was a member of the Braham VFW Post 1731. Every year Jerry would spend countless hours out at the Calvary Lutheran Cemetery at Rush Point, helping to decorate the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. Most of all, Jerry loved his family. He treated his nieces and nephews like his own kids and always wanted updates on how big and how well the great and great-great nieces and nephews were doing in school and their activities. He loved to share a cup of coffee and visit with his sister Mary. Jerry was known for his memory, quick wit, and snappy comebacks. He will be missed.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel and Vilo Hanson and Edith and Harlan Lindgren; and brother-in-law Richard Windschitl.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary (Harold) Eklund of Rush Point and Evelyn Windschitl of Mankato; many nephews, nieces, great and great-great nephews and nieces, many other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was held on Monday, Feb 16th at the Rock Ingebrand Chapel in Braham. Inurnment and military honors will be at the Calvary Lutheran Cemetery at Rush Point in the spring. Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home.