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Robert A. Forsen Jr.

Joe Denoyer - October 30, 2018 1:18 pm

Robert A. Forsen, Jr., age 89, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Monday, October 29, 2018, at Western Prairie Care Home in Ulysses.  He was born May 23, 1929, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Robert A. Sr., and Vera Lucille (Cox) Forsen.

 

Bob grew up in San Antonio, Texas.  After graduating from high school, Bob served in the US Army from 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1952.  He moved to Ulysses in 1974; and was a volunteer fireman from 1976-2003 and also served as the Fire Chief.  He was also an EMT from 1976 – 1982.  Bob was the building inspector for the City of Ulysses for many years.  He enjoyed woodworking and made dollhouses, enjoyed flying his airplane, and loved his grandkids and attending their activities.    Bob was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

 

Bob married Carol Miller on March 12, 1981, in Kansas City, Kansas.  She survives.

 

Other survivors include his son, Tony Forsen and wife Becky of Holcomb; and three grandchildren, Ethan, Paige, and Jacob.

 

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; and son, Bobby.

 

Memorial service will be Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 10:00 AM at Celebration Baptist Church in Ulysses with Pastor Jon Becker and Jeff Rawlings officiating.   Inurnment will be at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.  Memorial contributions may be given to his Grandkid’s College Fund or the Ulysses Animal Shelter in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS  67880.  Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.