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Jack E. Forward

October 10, 1939 — September 25, 2021

Funeral service for Jack Elmer Forward, 81, of Hoyt Lakes, will be 3:00pm Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora with Pastor John Dietz officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. 

Jack died Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota.

He was born October 10, 1939 in Bemidji, Minnesota to Elmer and Martha (Sykes) Forward.  He was a graduate of Bemidji High School and later enlisted with the US Army.  His military service was from 1957-1959.

On April 22, 1960 he married Carol Ann Nowak.  He began working for Erie Mining Company and then for Honeywell.  He worked for Honeywell for 35 years in the Twin Cities, retiring as a foreman.

On November 18, 1972, he married Bonnie Tschappat.  Jack was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.  He was an avid sports fan who watched the Twins, Vikings, Packers and Nascar races.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; children: Thomas (Amie) Forward of Hoyt Lakes, Maryanne (Anthony) Rehbein of Chisago City, Julie (Craig) Kasa of Maple Grove, Tonia (Bruce) Nelson of Coon Rapids, Tamra (Matthew) Rindal of Cross Lake, Trent (Bahia) Forward of Dawsonville, GA and Torey (Jennifer) Forward of Grand Forks, ND; brother in law: Lonnie (Marcia) Tschappat of Isanti; sister in law: Connie Tschappat of Coon Rapids; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Martha.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Aurora

402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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