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Robert Forrest

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Bob Forrest was born on May 10, 1912, in Sedalia, Kentucky and died in Loveland, Colorado on September 24, 2012 at the age of 100. Bob graduated from the University of Illinois and worked in the insurance business for more than 35 years. He and Lillian (Warrick) Forrest were married on May 21, 1938, in Kent, Indiana. He served as a tank commander in the 6th Armored Division in World War II, was involved in the Battle of Bulge, and during his time of service was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star. He served as head usher at the First United Methodist Church of Loveland for many years. Bob led by example and inspired all who had the good fortune to know him. He was never without a sense of humor and a pocket full of candy. Bob lived in his own home until the age of 94 and drove his car until age 98. In recent years he lived independently at the Wexford and contentedly called it his home. In early 2012, requiring more assistance, he moved to Lakeview Commons. He was grateful to meet so many wonderful residents and staff at the Wexford and Lakeview Commons, who joined some 200 others to celebrate his 100th birthday in May. Bob brought his life to a close with spunk, grace and acceptance. His wife Lillian predeceased him in 1983. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Nichols, granddaughter Ashley Nichols Kasprzak and husband David of Loveland, and granddaughter Meghan Nichols Winokur and husband Jason of Boulder, great-grandchildren Jared Kasprzak, Brody Kasprzak, Thatcher Winokur and Genevieve Winokur, special friend Juanita Dunlap and Tiffany Hartley, whom he loved as a granddaughter. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, 522 N. Grant Ave., Loveland, Colorado at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church bell choir or Pathways Hospice in care of Viegut Funeral Home. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Sept. 27, 2012
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