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Verne Forbes
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1911
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1993
Dell Rapids
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

Verne Forbes

Verne Forbes, 82, of Dell Rapids died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1993, at the Dell Rapids Community Hospital.

Verne was born April 10, 1911, at Huron to Alex and Mae Forbes. He grew up in Huron and graduated from Claremont High School. After school, he worked in Oregon for a short time and then moved to Wyoming where he started to work with a seismograph crew as a driller. This took him to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

He enlisted in World War II in 1942. After the war he returned to Arco, Idaho, and worked in construction on the Atomic Energy Project.

He was married to Ardith Olson Aug. 5, 1959, at Idaho Falls, Idaho.

In 1959 he worked in construction in Minneapolis, and in 1969 he worked for the State Highway Department of Missouri out of Kansas City as a driller. He retired in 1976 and moved to Dell Rapids in 1977 where he lived until the time of his death. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Survivors include his wife Ardith of Dell Rapids; one sister; Ethyl Urquhart of Huron; one niece; Donna Eckmann of Rapid City; and one nephew; Jack Forbes of Pittsburgh, Penn.

Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids with Pastors Mark Docken and David Lechelt officiating. Linda Johnson was the organist, and Chris Thue was the soloist.

Casketbearers were Donald Brown, Cortland Johnson, Milton Munk, Irwin Nelson, Dorwin Schmidt and Jim Schmidt. Interment was at the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Kahler Funeral Home in Dell Rapids was in charge of arrangements.

Dell Rapids Tribune October 6, 1993
Dell Rapids Cemetery
Dell Rapids
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: 9-12-10
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Record added: Mar 04, 2011
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Verne Forbes
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Verne Forbes
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Verne Forbes
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