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Dennis E. Forsberg

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Dennis Forsberg

WAYNE — Dennis E. Forsberg, 81, Wayne, formerly of Laurel, died Sept. 13, 2022, at Kinship Pointe Assisted Living, Wayne.

Funeral services were Sept. 20 at the Concord Evangelical Free Church, Concord, with the Rev. Todd Thelen officiating.

Burial was at the Concord Cemetery, with military rites by the Laurel American Legion Post #54.

Visitation and a prayer service were Monday and continued Tuesday one hour prior to services.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Laurel.

Pallbearers were Mason Forsberg, Miles Forsberg, Blake Forsberg, Brian Wickett, Tim Bloom, David Fuoss, Verlin Hanson and Dave Kardell.

Honorary pallbearers were Makayla Forsberg and Megan Forsberg.

Dennis Eugene Forsberg was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Wayne, to Lester and Mabel (Johnson) Forsberg. When he was 3 years old, his dad passed away, just eight days after his baby brother was born and his mom was still in the hospital. For the next seven years, his family lived in the Concord and Wayne areas, and later moved to Pasadena, Calif., to be near his grandma and aunt. When Denny was 10, his mom married Henry Johnson, Concord. There are many stories of the two brothers growing up on the Johnson farm and their shenanigans. Denny graduated from Concord High School in 1958. He farmed with his step dad, Henry, then served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963, in the military police. After his years of service, he returned to the farm. Denny married Donna Mae Peterson June 19, 1965, at the Concord Evangelical Free Church, Concord. The couple lived and farmed near Concord. Denny was a member of the Concord Evangelical Free Church since 1960, where he held numerous church positions. They had three children, Michael in 1967, Craig in 1970, and Becky in 1978. Starting in 1981, Denny worked full-time for 25 years at the UNL Haskell Ag Lab near Concord as a swine technician. Following his retirement in 2006, he enjoyed building windows in his shop for Sand Creek Post & Beam in Wayne. After his wife’s death, Denny resided at Brookdale/Kinship Pointe for five years.

Denny is survived by three children, Mike (Kim) Forsberg, Laurel; Craig Forsberg, Norfolk; and Becky Forsberg, Omaha; five grandchildren, Mason, Makayla, Megan and Miles Forsberg, Laurel; and Blake Forsberg, Omaha; brother, Arne (Janice) Forsberg, Bow, Wash.; brother-in-law, Norman (Ivalynn) Peterson, Leawood, Kan.; sister-in-law, Jerene (Tim) Wickett, Omaha; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Denny is preceded in death by his parents, Lester, in 1944, and Mabel, in 2017; step dad, Henry, in 1985; his beloved wife of 52 years, Donna, in 2017; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to the Forsberg family for later designation