Kelly S. Forrest, 73, moved on to live his eternal life in Heaven on November 18, 2022. There he was reunited with his mother and father, Rodney and Merrilyn Forrest, his step-daughter, Amy Bleuel; and cousin and fellow Marine, Greg Jacobs.
Kelly was born February 1, 1949. Kelly was a proud U.S. Marine and a member of Honor Platoon 1034. He served from 1968-1970, going overseas to Vietnam. He joins some of his brothers in Heaven and leaves some behind. Kelly loved fishing, gardening, and mining for gold. He enjoyed quiet time hand making green fishing lures. He was a life-long Packers and Brewers fan and he had an impressive collection of baseball cards. He had an amazing gift of helping others and was well known for a good story and being able to lift others spirits.
Kelly is survived by his wife, Jeanne; step-children: Craig (Amber) Brog, Damon (Ivy) Brog, Robert Hedrick, Brian (Cynthia) Hedrick, and Joshua Callington; sisters: Cheryl (Richard) Seramur and Dawn (Steve) Sansone; brother, Kip (Julie) Forrest; many grandchildren; nieces and nephews; cousins; and family and friends from Milwaukee, West Bend, and Antigo, Wisconsin, as well as Mesa and Phoenix Arizona areas who are missing him. Arizona and Wisconsin will both feel his loss, but he leaves behind wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Kelly we love you!! Until we meet again..
On a beautiful day in November
The Lord heard the cries of His son,
He looked down and saw he was hurting
And knew it was time to be done-
He reached down and laid hands upon him
The pain he had lived with He took,
Then He carried him up into Heaven
And told him to go have a look-
He looked and saw beautiful gardens
The lakes and the streams crystal blue,
His father stood holding a fishing rod
And he smiled and said "This one's for you"-
The world looks a little bit different
Now that you've left us alone,
But we know you are carefree and happy
Since The Lord came and carried you Home-
Written by daughter-in-law and special friend, Cynthia Hedrick
Funeral services for Kelly S. Forrest will be held Monday, May 22, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, WI.