Richard Joel Forsman

Richard Joel Forsman
September 16, 1952 - December 18, 2013
Pastor Richard Forsman went home to Heaven on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the age of 61.
He was born in Anaconda, Montana. Over the course of his life he has had many great accomplishments. Later on in life God had other plans. He met the first love of his life, Susan. After they were married he attended college to become a pastor. As a pastor he and Susan taught restoration classes. They helped people realize they needed a personal relationship with Christ and helped them find forgiveness for others. He and Susan moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to continue their restoration ministry. In 2003 Susan passed away from cancer, however this wasn't the end to God's plan.
A few years later he met Liz, who became the second love of his life. They continued the restoration ministry and taught many classes together. Their love for one another was very strong. Richard was Liz's second love and she will forever and always love him. Not only was Richard a caring pastor who loved people, he was also a loving father and Papa.
Richard is preceded in death by Susan, his mom and dad, and his son Kenneth. He is survived by Liz, his wife; his sons, Chris Forsman, Doug Forsman, TJ Forsman, Shawn Hazelbaker and Jeff Hazelbaker; his daughter-in-laws, and precious grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mesa Funeral Service in Grand Junction, Colorado. A Memorial service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Potters Remnant Church, 3098 I-70 Business Loop, Grand Junction CO. Contributions can be made in honor of Richard to the Potters Remnant Church.

Funeral Home

Mesa Funeral Service, LLC
832 S. 7th Street Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 243-9999

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Dec. 29, 2013