Harold E. Forsberg, 91, Hardwick, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center in Luverne.
A funeral service was Saturday, July 2, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial with military honors provided by the Hardwick American Legion followed at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Harold Forsberg was born April 23, 1925, to Emil and Gertrude (Peterson) Forsberg in Harrington, Nebraska. He attended school in Harrington. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a dental laboratory technician.
Harold married Eline Naef on Jan. 31, 1950, in Wausau, Wisconsin. The couple farmed east of Hardwick for 46 years before retiring in 1996. After they retired, they built a new home on an acreage south of the farm place. Harold was also an amateur carpenter. He built kitchen cupboards for his children. Harold loved farming and feeding cattle. He raised kosher meat for IBP in Luverne.
Harold is survived by his wife, Eline Forsberg, Hardwick; three sons, Rodney (Aleta) Forsberg, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Duane (Linda) Forsberg, White Salmon, Washington; and Keith (Sherry) Forsberg, Luverne; two daughters, Jeanette (Dean) Ricter, Rochester, and Joyce (Kevin) Jacobson, Wannamingo; a daughter-in-law, Dianne Forsberg, Almira, Washington; twelve grandchildren, Tela (David) Richardson, Lance Forsberg, Kimberly Forsberg, Zachary Forsberg, Zoe Forsberg, Laureen (Brent) Robertson, Rachel Forsberg, Bryce (Starla) Ricter, Andrea (Chad) Ruttan, Kent Ricter, Brent (Tara) Jacobson and Traci Morris; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Myrtle Forsberg, Columbus, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ken Forsberg, in 2000; a great-grandson, Jacob Morris; and two brothers, Melvin and David Forsberg.
Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.