Born: January 27, 1940 - Deceased: October 20, 2021
Patrick B. Forness, 81, of Smithton, IL, born Saturday, January 27, 1940, in Renault, IL, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Patrick was a data processing manager for Ralston Purina and because of his excellent skill-set and experience, he was then hired as an Executive at the U. S. Postal Service where he worked for 22 years.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents, Wendell C., Lena C., nee Boyer, Forness
- Brother, Donald Forness
- Dehlia “Dee” (Grant) Ehret
- Pauline Monroe
- Favorite mother-in-law, Patricia Manning
Surviving are his:
- Loving wife of 25 years Lynn, nee Leneweaver, Forness of Smithton, IL
- Lisa (Michael) Marzano of St. Charles, MO
- Gina Westwood of St. Louis, MO
- Tina (Joseph) Durako of Troy, IL
- Sister-in-law, Lynda Forness of Gold Canyon, AZ
- Jennifer (Ryne) Sacheck
- Megan (Eric) Howard
- Ryan Westwood
- Kyle Westwood
- Janice (Alex) Hooper
- Jared (Brittany Henry) Durako
- Adam Durako
- Daniel Durako
- Great grandchildren:
- Harrison Sacheck
- Simon Sacheck
- Cooper Howard
- Audrey Hooper
- Roland Hooper
- Brothers & Sisters-in-law:
- Ed (Cathy) Leneweaver
- Gene (Jeannine) Leneweaver
- Many dear nieces, nephews, friends and his Smithton Tribe
- Fur babies:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Dirk’s Fund Golden Retriever & Large Breed Rescue, 526 Indian Warpath Dr., Pacific, MO 63069 or Donor’s Choice.
Visitation: Visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Father Clyde Grogan officiating. Live streaming can be viewed at www.facebook.com/KurrusFH at time of service. Interment will follow at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.