Richard “Dick” Forsman, 87 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family July 7th 2020. He was born in Keuterville to Herman and Ann Forsman, where he also raised 6 beautiful children with Clara Lenore Forsman whom he shared 58 loving years.
He attended high school in Cottonwood Idaho until he left to serve his country by joining the army. After 2 years of serving in Germany, he pursued a career in logging, and later establish his own company Woodpecker Logging with his brother Mick. Dick later went on to work for Seubert Excavators. He and his brother Mick then found a passion for making posts for local farmers and ranchers with their sawmill.
He was preceded in death by brother Ralph Forsman, sister Joan Kehler, mother Ann and father Herman Forsman, and son Kit Forsman.
He is survived by wife Lenore, and 5 daughters Kelly (Dave) Murry of Dallas TX., Kim (Jim) Foster of Warren, OH., Kay (Randy) Braucher of Whitebird, ID., Karla (David) Stockwell of Spokane, WA., Kris (Theron) Moore of Clarkston, WA., 15 grandkids Brandon Eastland, Jake, Cody and Craig Braucher, Whitney Lunders, Gavin and Justin Zenner, Ashleigh Johnson, David and Ashley Stockwell, Garrett Manske, Mia, Lilly and Ian Moore, and 6 great-grandchildren. His brother Mick (Judy) Forsman of Ferdinand, ID., and Sister Patty Gunther of Stites, ID.
All the decisions he made were based on the love he had for his family and the morals he instilled were passed down creating a family with a close-knit bond. The family home was a gathering place that is going to last for generations. He loved gardening, rebuilding an old cletrak and jeep, and reading the almanac. His presence was larger than life and the space he once occupied which now sits empty has created a void and we are truly heartbroken.
Dad we love and miss you and are raising a glass.
A viewing will be held Friday, July 10, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville. A rosary will be recited Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Parish, Keuterville. Funeral mass will follow at 1:30 pm. Inurnment will be held at Keuterville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to blackmerfuneralhome.com.