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:
Surviving are his:
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.
Oh my sweet dear friend. When you lose the love of your life, you lose a piece of yourself.. believe me I know. Pat was such a fun guy and he loved you so very much. I know your heart is broken but take solice knowing he is now your very own ” guardian” Angel. He will always live in your heart!
So sorry Lynn. God Bless you ! And keep you in his care! ❤️?
He was one-of-a-kind, Lynn. A wonderful, smart, caring person. We are so sad but lucky to have known him and his amazing sense of humor. Remember that we will see him again. Love you.
Lynn, there are not enough words to say what an amazing man Pat was. Larry & I enjoy our couples anniversary dates at Valentines with you both. Pat had the best sense of humor and his wittiness was unparalleled to anyone else. He gave so much joy and love to others. His kindness is not unnoticed. He’ll be missed by so many. Larry & I would like to express our heartfelt condolences during this time & pray for strength emotionally during this time for you. May You find comfort in Pat’s memories during this time. -Hugs Larry & Kris Stein
Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.
So sorry for your loss.
Thoughts & prayers,
Beautiful service and Eulogy. So sorry we weren’t there in person but very grateful modern technology allowed us to attend from afar. Just doesn’t seem real. Will forever miss Uncle Pat’s quick wit, humor, and kindness. Decades of memories I could post about Pat. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with all of you.
Scott, Cheri Beck and Family
Words cannot express how much everyone loved Pat. His wonderful sense of humor, his kindness, his incredible personality. And what a beautiful life he shared with you, Lynn, for the past 25+ years. One thing is for sure, his beautiful spirit will always live on with all of us.