Connie Forsman, 60, Elk City

Thursday, April 24, 2008



Connie Forsman was born on July 1, 1947, in Marquette, Mich., and died Sunday, April 20, 2008, in Elk City. She never achieved fame, but she left behind a legacy of five children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Connie graduated from Prairie High School in Cottonwood and then took some accounting courses. She gladly gave her talents to the community by helping at the water company, the VFW, the commodities food program in Elk City and the Kooskia City Council. Connie was never idle - if she was not tending to her family's needs or playing with her grandchildren she was involved in one of her many hobbies, such as fishing, camping, four-wheeling, gold-panning, berry picking, gardening, building, cooking, knitting, crocheting or printing cookbooks to give to her friends. She never missed any of her children's sporting events, band practices or school functions. Connie was a true nature lover, so much that her favorite color was knotty pine. Connie was beautiful, cheerful, magnetic, original, optimistic, a good listener and most of all fun. She is loved and will be missed by all her family and friends.

Connie is survived by her mom, Jean Berklund of Kooskia; Marvin, her husband of 41 years; two daughters, Marva (John) Murphy of Kamiah and Donna (Terry) Mayer of Lewiston; three sons, Jess (DeVonna) Forsman of Lewiston, Scott (Glennella) Forsman of Elk City, and Ryan (Reena) Forsman of Grangeville; her sisters, Betty Ballou, Olga Bashaw, Kathy Berklund and Patsy Sweet; her brothers Bob Berklund, Henry Berklund and Mike Berklund; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, William Berklund; and a brother, Bill Berklund.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia, and the funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia. A memorial dinner will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall in Elk Cit y.




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