Skrivet av The Seattle Times
|Donald G. Forsman
Published in print on 1/28/2007.
G. FORSMAN Was born in Ballard on Sept. 2, 1935, one of 9 children. He
died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, on his daily walk around
Discovery Park. Don is survived by his wife of 45 years, Syrene;
daughters, Britt (Rick) Hedges and Siri (Ricky) Forsman-Sims;
granddaughters, Emma and Olivia Hedges, and siblings, Vivian Ojala,
Robert Forsman, and Arlene Crane, along with numerous nieces and
nephews. Don's family moved to Tacoma in 1947 and he graduated from
Stadium High School in 1953. He attended PLU, then joined the Army. As
a youngster, he spent summers in Tieton with his sister's family. Don
was an outdoorsman and an inveterate traveler. After 30 years with
Chevron USA, he retired in 1992, then explored Europe, China, North
America, and made annual trips to family and friends in Finland and
Sweden. Don was very proud of his Swedish Finn heritage and directed
the Genealogy Office for the Swedish Finn Historical Society for almost
15 years. Active and energetic, he always had several projects going,
in construction and landscaping, for family, friends, and neighbors.
His infectious smile, twinkling eyes, his generous nature and his
interest in others endeared him to all who knew him. A Memorial Service
celebrating Don's Life will be held on February 10 at 1:00 p.m. at
Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98199.
Memorial donations may be made to The Swedish Finn Historical Society,
P.O. Box 17264, Seattle, WA 98127-0964.