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Curtis J. Forbes, 94, Manawa, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton. The son of Curtis M. and Norma (Edmunds) Forbes was born August 16, 1927, in Prairie du Chien.

Curtis grew up in the Prairie du Chien area and attended Prairie du Chien High School.  Following high school he enlisted in the US Army. He married Ann Heilmann on May 15, 1948, to this union, there were eight children: Susan, Larry, Wanda, Daniel, Mark, David, Lori and Stanley. Curtis was a cheesemaker most of his working life. He enjoyed repairing and restoring older vehicles.

Survivors include his three daughters: Susan (Dave) Flock; Wanda (Rory) Boe; and Lori (Dan) Meurett; four sons: Larry (Rita) Forbes; Daniel Forbes; David (Corrina) Forbes; and Stanley Forbes; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Ann and parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark; two brothers, John (Rita) Forbes and Eugene (Joy) Forbes; his father and mother-in- law, Albert and Elizabeth Heilmann; and a daughter-in-law, Barb Forbes.

Friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Gabriel’s Church, 506 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien, 53821, on Friday, September 24, from 10-11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at the church. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Prairie du Chien.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.marnochafuneralhome.com