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James H. Forar
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James H. Forar, age 88, of Shakopee, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at his home.

James was born in French Lake, Minnesota, on November 19, 1929, the son of Alfred and Sophie (Hendrickson) Forar. He proudly served in the United States Army, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.

At a young age, James learned to work hard, baling hay at the age of 12. He retired from Continental Machines after working for 35 years as a machinist. James was healthy until he turned 80, and soon found out he had Parkinson's disease.

He enjoyed fixing vehicles. One time with his son, Randy, they fixed a car and gave it to a young man, named Tim, who was in desperate need of a car.

James loved to fish and hunt, gardening, and snowmobiling. He enjoyed watching the local sports teams, and especially watching his sons and grandsons play their sports. James loved when his grandkids would stop by his house and go for a walk with him.

James was a good father, and God fearing Christian who had a personal relationship with his Lord Jesus Christ. He helped and volunteered at Friendship Church in Prior Lake.

James is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine; children, Ron, Randy (Jacquelyn), Tammy (Mike) Hoersten, Tricia (Joe) Geraghty, Scott (Kelli); grandchildren, Brandon (Charity), Cory (Jenny), Joshua (fiancée Melissa), Jamie and Christian, Jason, Justin, April (Alec), and Alyssa, Heather (Wade), Breanna and Zachary Hoersten, Katie, Tyler, Jenna and Cody Geraghty, Michael, Jordan, Lexi and Preston; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; sisters, Florence Lundmark and Martha (Bob) Hughes; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Sophie; brothers, Walter, Harry, Ernie, Raymond and George; sisters, Mary, Saddie and Hazel.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friendship Church - Prior Lake Campus

17741 Fairlawn Avenue
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372





12:00 PM
Friendship Church - Prior Lake Campus

17741 Fairlawn Avenue
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372

Officiating is Pastor Mike Golay. Urnbearer is Jason Forar; honorary urnbearers are Justin Forar, Cory Forar, Joshua Forar, Zachary Hoersten, Wade Techeny, and Christian Forar. Private family interment at a later date. Family prefers memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, Monticello, for their Prayer Chapel.

Memorial Contribution

Faith Lutheran Church

12449 Clementa Ave NW
Monticello, MN 55362

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