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-John D. Forbes-

John D. Forbes, 56, of Conesville, died Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at his home in Conesville.

Funeral services for John were 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Jay MacEachern officiated. Burial was in the Conesville Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Bret Kurtz, Joshua Forbes, Joe Forbes, Dan Forbes, Anthony Forbes, Kris Abbott, John Burroughs and Matt Wagler. Following the committal services a time of food and fellowship was held at the Conesville Civic Center. Visitation for John was on Friday, September 12, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of John. Condolences notes may be left for the Forbes family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

John Dale Forbes was born on September 21, 1951 the son of James and Doris (Mitchell) Forbes. John graduated from Columbus High School. On September 16, 1978 John was united in marriage to Cinthia Crafton in Conesville. John was an operation specialist for Syngenta. He was a member of the bowling association. He enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, racing but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

John will be dearly missed by his wife, Cindy of Conesville; his son, David Forbes and his wife, Carrie of Columbus Junction; two grandchildren, Zach and Colton Guillaume; five brothers, Jim Forbes and his wife, Judy of Iowa City, Gary Forbes and his wife, Myra of Covington, LA, Bernard Forbes and his wife, Sandey of Conesville, Steve Forbes and his wife, Cindy of Lone Tree, and Doug Forbes and his wife, Marilyn of Columbus Junction; four sisters, Debbie Bean and her husband, Don of Columbus Junction, Tina Jamieson and David Fountain of Macon, IL, Joyce Clubb of West Chester, Nancy Lewis and her husband, Gary of Columbus Junction, and Sandi Slater and her husband, Gene of Grandview and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his father, two sisters, Bonnie and Sheila, his brother-in-law, Gerald Clubb, and one niece, Stacey Bean.

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