Theodore "Butch" J. "Ted" Forsi (1945 - 2016)

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    - Merry Zumwalt
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    - Chris Recktenwald
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    - Jackie Waters
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    - Geoff Recktenwald

Theodore John Forsi Jr., 71, of Soldotna, Alaska, died on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at home, while sleeping peacefully. Ted was born in Jackson, Mich., on Sept. 17, 1945; the eldest son of Gladys Virginia and Theodore John Forsi. Ted had five siblings, all with the "Forsi" sense of humor and intense love of life. Ted was a gifted man. He was a civil engineer and a hunting and fishing guide on the Kenai Peninsula. He had an intelligent mind and a great sense of humor. He was truly one of a kind. He loved adventure, family and friends, and appreciated all that the Lord had blessed him with. He is predeceased by his baby niece, Shelby Crosky of Anchorage, Alaska; brother, Robert Forsi of Oregon; sister, Sheri Forsi of Oregon; brother-in-law, Jim Schweigart of Oregon; and parents, Ted Forsi and Gladys Forsi, both of Washington. He is survived by his wife, Robin Forsi of Soldotna; children, Ericka Forsi of Washington and T.J. Forsi of Soldotna from first marriage, and John Forsi of Arizona and Brooke Martin and her husband Clay Martin of Oregon by his second marriage; his sister, Mary Ahmann and husband Mike of Washington; Donna Jean Schweigart of Oregon; and Connie Crosky and her husband Jeff, from Anchorage. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces, along with many family members on his wife's side. The memorial service for Ted will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Cook Inlet Academy gymnasium in Soldotna at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the memorial. The family asks, in Ted's honor, that you might take a child hunting, fishing or camping this coming year. Donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Club basketball program in Kenai, Alaska. We will miss you greatly Ted - gone but never forgotten.
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Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory
35910 Jawle Street
Soldotna, AK 99669
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Nov. 13, 2016
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