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Jesse Forquer

June 21, 1930 — May 19, 2020

Jesse C. Forquer, age 89, of Wyaconda, MO, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Jesse was born June 21, 1930, near Williamstown, MO, the son of Walter Clarence and Elizabeth Jane Austin Forquer.

He was united in marriage to Wilma M. Ash on January 24, 1951 at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church south of Kahoka. She preceded him in death on September 12, 2019.

Survivors include a daughter, Christy Forquer of Olathe, KS; son, Jeffrey (Brenda) Forquer of Williamstown; two grandchildren: Bradley and Kelsey Forquer both of Williamstown; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Jewel Ash of Wyaconda, Earlene Ash of Highland, IL, Hazel Crowe of Kahoka, Zelda (Rockie) Sturm of Kahoka and Doreen (Bill) Bergman also of Kahoka; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and siblings: Eugene (Lucille) Forquer, Leo (Mickey) Forquer, Wanneva (Ray) Carlin, Fern (Estelle) Terry, Ellie (Alvin) Murphy, Ester (Lorentz) Lorentzen and Bea (Jack) Smith; and in-laws, Alva Ash, Jr., Wendell Ash, Darrell Ash, and Dorothy (Joe) Leffler.

Jesse was born outside of Williamstown in an area called Cooneyville and attended Crackerneck (Pleasant Hill) School through junior high. Shortly after his marriage to Wilma, at the age of 20, he served in the army during the Korean war from 1951 through 1953.

Jesse was a hard worker all of his life and was born to be a farmer. In order to provide for his family he worked long hours at Foote Mineral in Keokuk, IA and spent his off time farming. At the age of 40 he received his GED and was promoted to Foreman. After 33 years at Foote Mineral, he retired to full time farming. He was also a master at fixing anything and everything; whether needing a mechanic, an electrician, a plumber, or a carpenter, Jesse could figure it out.

He was a faithful member, former Sunday School teacher, and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Kahoka.

He loved being on his farm, working with his cows, gardening, cutting and splitting wood for his wood stove, and looked forward to hay season every year. Nothing brought him more joy than to have his entire family working the farm with him. He also loved hunting, camping and fishing, especially trout fishing at Bennett Springs with Wilma. If he had to be indoors, it probably meant a Cardinals game was on TV. He also enjoyed jigsaw and word puzzles, was a competitive card player, and loved watching Westerns.

He and Wilma were always familiar figures at any of their children’s and grandchildren’s events and their biggest cheerleaders. Jesse was a strong, quiet man who lived his faith through everything he did. From the beginning of his courtship and marriage, he became committed to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to his Church. Wilma was instrumental in bringing him closer to his faith.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka with Pastor Chris Lind officiating. Burial and military rites followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Friends could call at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 9 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020 with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the First Baptist Church of Kahoka. In lieu of flowers, family requests stepping stones.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.

Jesse C. Forquer, age 89, of Wyaconda, MO, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Jesse was born June 21, 1930, near Williamstown, MO, the son of Walter Clarence and Elizabeth Jane Austin Forquer.

He was united in marriage to Wilma M. Ash on January 24, 1951 at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church south of Kahoka. She preceded him in death on September 12, 2019.

Survivors include a daughter, Christy Forquer of Olathe, KS; son, Jeffrey (Brenda) Forquer of Williamstown; two grandchildren: Bradley and Kelsey Forquer both of Williamstown; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Jewel Ash of Wyaconda, Earlene Ash of Highland, IL, Hazel Crowe of Kahoka, Zelda (Rockie) Sturm of Kahoka and Doreen (Bill) Bergman also of Kahoka; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and siblings: Eugene (Lucille) Forquer, Leo (Mickey) Forquer, Wanneva (Ray) Carlin, Fern (Estelle) Terry, Ellie (Alvin) Murphy, Ester (Lorentz) Lorentzen and Bea (Jack) Smith; and in-laws, Alva Ash, Jr., Wendell Ash, Darrell Ash, and Dorothy (Joe) Leffler.

Jesse was born outside of Williamstown in an area called Cooneyville and attended Crackerneck (Pleasant Hill) School through junior high. Shortly after his marriage to Wilma, at the age of 20, he served in the army during the Korean war from 1951 through 1953.

Jesse was a hard worker all of his life and was born to be a farmer. In order to provide for his family he worked long hours at Foote Mineral in Keokuk, IA and spent his off time farming. At the age of 40 he received his GED and was promoted to Foreman. After 33 years at Foote Mineral, he retired to full time farming. He was also a master at fixing anything and everything; whether needing a mechanic, an electrician, a plumber, or a carpenter, Jesse could figure it out.

He was a faithful member, former Sunday School teacher, and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Kahoka.

He loved being on his farm, working with his cows, gardening, cutting and splitting wood for his wood stove, and looked forward to hay season every year. Nothing brought him more joy than to have his entire family working the farm with him. He also loved hunting, camping and fishing, especially trout fishing at Bennett Springs with Wilma. If he had to be indoors, it probably meant a Cardinals game was on TV. He also enjoyed jigsaw and word puzzles, was a competitive card player, and loved watching Westerns.

He and Wilma were always familiar figures at any of their children’s and grandchildren’s events and their biggest cheerleaders. Jesse was a strong, quiet man who lived his faith through everything he did. From the beginning of his courtship and marriage, he became committed to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to his Church. Wilma was instrumental in bringing him closer to his faith.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka with Pastor Chris Lind officiating. Burial and military rites followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Friends could call at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 9 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020 with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the First Baptist Church of Kahoka. In lieu of flowers, family requests stepping stones.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.

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Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. on Monday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Covid 19 Restrictions will apply including six foot distancing, no physical contact with family and masks are suggested. Thank you.

Guests will be expected to pay their respects and exit the building. Thank you.

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. on Monday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Covid 19 Restrictions will apply including six foot distancing, no physical contact with family and masks are suggested. Thank you.

Guests will be expected to pay their respects and exit the building. Thank you.

Social distancing of six feet with masks suggested.

Social distancing of six feet with masks suggested.


SERVICES
Visitation

Monday, May 25, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, MO 63445

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. on Monday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Covid 19 Restrictions will apply including six foot distancing, no physical contact with family and masks are suggested. Thank you.

Guests will be expected to pay their respects and exit the building. Thank you.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
1:00 PM

First Baptist Church
363 N. Washington
Kahoka, MO 63445

Social distancing of six feet with masks suggested.

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