Eugene Forrest Obituary

Eugene  Forrest
Eugene Forrest
Eugene Forrest

September 6, 1915 - November 25, 2009
Born in Siloam Springs, AR
Resided in Clive, IA
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Eugene "Gene" Forrest, 94, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at his home in Clive. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 30, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Gene was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas on September 6, 1915. After graduating from High School, he worked for a transportation company in Colorado and also attended the University of Arkansas and Drake University. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Gene returned to Des Moines. He married Kathryn "Willa" Ingham in 1945 and lived in Beaverdale for 55 years. Gene worked most of his life in sales, being a self-employed manufacturers' representative for 15 years prior to his retirement in 1977. Gene was a Mason and a 50-year member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a life long Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed cooking for his entire family.

He is survived by his sons, Steve (Susan) Forrest of West Des Moines, James (Sandy) Forrest of Edmond, OK and Robert (Sherry) Forrest of Johnston; step-daughter, Carolyn Knox of Laurel, MD; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa.

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ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, November 29, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
Westover Funeral Home
PENDING
PENDING, IA US PENDING
Monday, November 30, 2009
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Monday, November 30, 2009