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William J. Forrest, age 85, of Glenwood City, WI died Friday April 11, 2014 at the Westfield Hospital in New Richmond, WI.

Bill was born April 5, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI to Benjamin and Minnie (Bittle) Forrest. He graduated in 1947 from the Glenwood City High School and later earned an accounting degree in Eau Claire, WI. Bill married Mary “Betty” Milliron on October 25, 1952 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Glenwood City, WI. He worked for American Family Insurance, the Glenwood Co-op, the Glenwood City Chevy garage, U.S. Postal service. He also prepared income taxes for others and he farmed.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, son William Jr., grandsons Benjamin Fehr and Casey Forrest, brother Jack and sister-in-law Joanne Forrest.

Bill is survived his wife Betty Forrest of Glenwood City, WI;  children Mary Jo Fehr and husband Darrel of Bloomer, WI, Kathy Bonte and husband Dean of Downing, WI, Shirley Forrest of Baldwin, WI, Bob Forrest and wife Melodee of Glenwood City, WI; Patty Kittleson and husband Mike of Spring Valley, WI, Jim Forrest of River Falls, WI, Jodi Keeley and husband Rollie of Glenwood City, WI, and Martha Forrest of St. Paul, MN; 21 grandchildren and 14 Great grandchildren; brothers Joe Forrest of Somerset, WI and Tom Forrest and wife Anne of Siren, WI; sisters-in-law Mary Forrest of New Berlin, WI, Sarah Lyons of Glenwood City, WI, Pat Kneringer (Bud) of Mona, MN, Monicia Roy (Tom) of Somerset, WI, Rita Anderson (Walt) of New Richmond, WI, Judy Casey (Joe) of New Richmond, WI, and Jean Potter of Osceola, WI. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Glenwood City, WI with Father John Long as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.