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Ione Dorothy Forner

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Ione Dorothy Forner, 86

Clear Lake

Aug. 28, 1927 - Jan. 24, 2014

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake for Ione Dorothy Forner, age 86, of Clear Lake who passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home. Rev. George Sagissore III will officiate and burial will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday also at church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Clear Lake.

Ione was born in Tyler, ND on August 28, 1927 to George and Marie (Schuldt) Gelle. She married Clifford Forner on February 14, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake.. Ione worked as a teacher at country schools and as a teachers aid at Clearview Elementary in Clear Lake retiring in 1981. She was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake where she was active in Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Laborers for Christ for 17 years. Ione was also a member of the East Side VFW Post 4847 Auxiliary. She will be remembered as a wonderful person who always thought of others, had a contagious smile, loved music and singing, but above all loved her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

Ione is survived by her husband Cliff of Clear Lake; children, Diane (Gary) Doering of Clear Lake, Lee (Julie) Forner of Monticello, Tom (Cheryl) Forner of Clear Lake, Jim (Cindy) Forner of McGregor and Vicki Forner of Washougal, WA; sister, Carol Peterson of Raymondville, TX; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Ione was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Ervin and Emrahe Gelle; sisters, Mickey Whitcomb, Ann Marie Gelle and great-grandson, James Forner.

Memorials are preferred to Prince of Peace Lutheran School or Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 26, 2014
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