Frank A. Forcier, age 88, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, at his residence in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, August 8, 2017; 11:00 A.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, August 7, 2017, from 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Knights of Columbus Rosary Service will be held Monday at 4:30 P.M. at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart.
Military Honors by the Stewart American Legion Post #125.
Frank Ambrose Forcier was born on July 1, 1929, in Grafton Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the son of Edward and Cecelia (Schilling) Forcier. Frank was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith, both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. He received his education at St. Boniface Catholic School and GI School in the Army.
Frank entered active military service on May 13, 1952, and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received the Occupational Medal/National Defense Service Medal. Frank was Honorably Discharged on April 27, 1954.
On March 31, 1959, Frank was united in marriage to Georgia Richards at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Collins Township, McLeod County, Minnesota, for 25 years. Frank drove ready-mix truck for Rockite in Hutchinson, retiring in August of 1994. He was a farmer at heart and loved to share stories of his early days farming with teams of horses, steam engines and threshing machines. This union was blessed with six children. Frank and Georgia shared 58 years of marriage.
Frank was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart and a 53 year member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the American Legion for 62 years, the VFW, DAV, and a township board member. Frank was a founding member of the McLeod County Demo Derby and a member of the Stewart Ice Racing Club.
Frank enjoyed reading, traveling, playing cards, gardening, and listening to old time music. He enjoyed camping at Codgers Cove RV Park and watching his kids play sports at Stewart High School. Frank cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Frank passed away suddenly at his residence in Hutchinson at the age of 88 years. Blessed be his memory.
Frank is survived by his:
Wife, Georgia Forcier of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Carmen Forcier-McNeil and her husband, Maury of Glencoe, MN,
Phillip “Butch” Forcier and his wife, Sue of Hutchinson, MN,
Carolyn Beauford of St. Paul, MN,
Amy Jo Forcier and her fiancée, Mark Zaspel of Hutchinson, MN, and
Frank “Fritz” Forcier Jr. and his wife, Allison of Waconia, MN;
Grandchildren, Jessica (Randy) Olson, Melissa (Louis) Goldstein, Matthew (Chrissy), Megan, Bailey, Emily Beauford, Raina, Aidanne;
Great-Grandchildren, Aspen, Jack, Olive, Willow, Reagan, Eleanor, and Maxwell;
Daughter-In-Law, Judy Forcier of Victoria, MN,
Sister, Theresa Krajniak and her husband, Ronnie of Milwaukee, WI;
Sisters-In-Law, Marlene Fransen of Owatonna, MN, and Marianna Forcier of New Orleans, LA;
Nieces, Nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his Parents, Edward and Cecelia Forcier; Son, Tim Forcier; Sisters, Sister Cecelia Forcier, Frances Kuttner, and Rita Maiers; and Brothers, Victor, Oliver, John “Jack”, Oscar, and George Forcier.