Maynard Nelson Forrest Jr., 69, of Tomah died suddenly on Saturday, March 2, 2013. He was born to Maynard and Florence (Rodefer) Forrest on May 25, 1943 in the town of Sparta. He was a member of the Tomah Senior High School Class of 1961. He was united in marriage to Mary Harris (Zebell) on January 30, 1999. Maynard drove Semi for 43 years. He drove for Keene’s Transfer of Tomah for the last 33 years. While he was on the road, he enjoyed listening to books on tape and talk radio. Maynard loved riding motorcycle. He was known as the “Pizza Grandpa,” and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Time most precious to Maynard were the family camping trips around Wisconsin, and visiting with his family and friends. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church is Sparta. He will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife Mary of Tomah, 6 sons, Jay (Annette) of Albuquerque, NM, Tim (Jen), Todd (Karen), Tracy all of Wyeville, Michael Smith and Mark Smith of Chippewa Falls,2 daughters Kathi and Tammi both of Tomah, 7 step-children Tammy (Craig) Herth of Black River Falls, Ron (Lisa) Organ of New Lisbon, Greg (Kathleen) Organ of Bremerton, WA, Chris (Linda) Organ of Norwalk, Tina (Wade) Bernett of Sparta, Bruce (Kathryn) Organ of Tomah, and Erik (Lori) Harris of Murphysboro, TN, 42 grand 23 great-grandchildren, a brother Jeff of Tomah, 2 sisters Janet (Tim) Frank and Joanne (Robert) Keene both of Tomah, a aunt LaVerne Cramer of Tomah, many brothers – in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 grandchildren Dylan Herth, McKenzie Rosin, and Kyle Burkhalter, a great-grandson Bryon Hammond, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Werner and Margaret Zebell, and 2 Uncles Lloyd “Feets” Cramer, and Lyle Rodefer, and an aunt Joyce Rodefer.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 1:00 P.M. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home. Pastor James Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in the LaGrange Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Online Condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.