Gilbert J Forster, of Bryant, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Homme Home for the Aging in Wittenberg. He was 86 years old.
He was born on December 7, 1925 in Merrill, a son of Albert and Minnie (Shulte) Forster. He married Eunice Chilsen on May 7, 1952 in Merrill. She preceded him in death on July 18, 2001.
He farmed in Gleason for several years and worked at Hanson & Gilke door and window manufacturing in Merrill. He logged for a number of years. In 1974 he moved to Langlade County.
He was a member of Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church in Antigo.
He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
Survivors include a son Gilbert (Flora) Forster, Antigo, four grandchildren Joseph Forster (special friend Dan Neuman) Angela (Randy) Close, Gilbert (Keah) Forster Jr, Amanda (Ed) Theilman all of Antigo; six great-grandchildren Alexandria, Jed, Arrionna Forster, Bubba, Chance, Kouper Theilman; a great-great grandchild Deakon Longo; four brothers Donald (Mary Ann) Forster, Alvin (Donna) Forster, Walter (Genie) Forster, Myron Forster; three sisters Iona Fleischman, Helen Levitt, Delores (Jim) Heiser, all of Merrill.
In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Emil and Earl Forster, a sister Evelyn Fraizer.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1412 Neva Rd (Hwy 45)Antigo with Rev. Michael Spaude officiating. Burial will take place in Bent Cemetery in spring. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, 1550 Neva Rd. (Hwy45) Antigo, and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com