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Archie W. Forbes

May 14, 1924 September 8, 2019
Archie W. Forbes
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Obituary for Archie W. Forbes

Archie W. Forbes, age 95, of Iowa Falls, IA, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, IA.

Archie Willard Forbes was born on May 14, 1924 in a farm home in Alden, IA. He was seventh of ten children born to Willard and Millie (Hill) Forbes.
On his thirteenth birthday he was invited, as a foster child, into the home of Maude and Merrill Clark.

He graduated from Hubbard High School with the Class of 1942. He worked for a farmer for a short time before enlisting into the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served in the Marshall Islands for thirty-two months. He was discharged in the spring of 1946.

On December 7, 1946 he was united in marriage to Gladys Mannetter at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hubbard. After their marriage, they moved onto the Gus and Martha Mannetter farm east of Hubbard. They spent their entire lives farming and raising a family on this place. They retired from farming in 1986. They continued to live on the farm until age urged them to move to Iowa Falls in March 2013.

Archie passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife Gladys of Iowa Falls; one son Denbeigh and his wife Julie Forbes of Kingston, MA; one daughter Carol and her husband Patrick Smith of Ames; one son-in-law Terry and his wife Charlene Krogh of New Providence; four grandchildren Kelly Forbes of Dacula, GA, Julia “Chrissy” Forbes of Kingston, MA, Kyle Krogh of Huxley, and Susan Copp of Iowa Falls; ten great grandchildren Quincy, Kamryn, Thomas, Sean, Kale, Jace, Gage, Bode, Jessica and Christopher; three great-great-grandchildren; two foster sisters Betty Schnormeier of Hubbard and Karen Granzow of Eldora; one foster brother Dwight Clark of Eldora; along with many other relatives and friends.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents, all his siblings, foster parents and daughter Joyce (Forbes) Krogh.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Sep

6:00 PM 9/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Boeke Funeral Home - Hubbard

501 E Maple St
Hubbard, IA 50122

Boeke Funeral Home - Hubbard
501 E Maple St Hubbard 50122 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Thursday

12

Sep

10:30 AM 9/12/2019 10:30:00 AM
Zion United Church of Christ

201 Chestnut St
PO Box 368
Hubbard, IA 50122

Zion United Church of Christ
201 Chestnut St Hubbard 50122 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hubbard Cemetery Final Resting Place

S Wisconsin St
Hubbard, IA 50122

S Wisconsin St Hubbard 50122 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hubbard American Legion Post #4

PO Box 116
219 1/2 E Maple St
Hubbard, IA 50122

Zion United Church of Christ

201 Chestnut St
PO Box 368
Hubbard, IA 50122
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