Forrest MacKellar
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MacKellar, Forrest 8/27/2031 - 1/1/2021 Ann Arbor Forrest Allen MacKellar passed away peacefully at the age of 89 at Arbor Hospice on January 1, 2021 following a long courages battle with Alzheimer's / Dimentia. Forrest (Mac) was born August 27, 1931 to Kathryn (Cameron) and Lawrence D. MacKellar in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Forrest served in the Air Force during the Korean War at Weisbaden, Germany. Forrest served as part of a medic team and was honerably discharged from service. He served from November, 1953 through November, 1958. Prior to serving in the Air Force, Forrest attended one year at Michigan State University. Following his service, Forrest earned a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and also taught as a math professor. Forrest went on to earn a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Forrest spent his career working as an Analytical Chemist in Pharmaceutical Research for Upjohn Corp., General Mills and Parke Davis - Warner Lambert (now Pfizer Pharmaceutical). Forrest, in his early years was an avid team bowler. Later in life, following his career he became a member and had very actively pursued his golf game and friendships at the Tecumseh Golf and Country Club in Tecumseh, Michigan. Forrest was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Joan MacKellar of 62 years of marriage. He is survived by his three sons; Michael, Mark and David; daughter in law Christina and three grandchildren; Branden, Jesse and Cassandra MacKellar of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Forrest was also preceded in death by his sister Sally Marsh of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Forrest will be laid to rest with a private ceremony in the near future. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the Alzheimer's Association @ or by mail to 225 N Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Nie Funeral Home Ann Arbor, MI

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Published in Ann Arbor News from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 20, 2021
I would like to express my sincere condolences to Mike, Mark and my dear friend David. You guys had the best of parents, who put up with all our crazy high school days. Be strong and be one together.

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Brandon Headley
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January 14, 2021
I worked with Forrest ( and his son, Mark ) at Warner Lambert-Parke Davis in the late 70's - the 80' memories of him are great-he was a wonderful man with a quick wit and always seemed to have something insightful to say. Prayers for him and the rest of the MacKeller family .
Gary Olson
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