Obituary of Forrest E. Johns
Forrest Edwin Johns
Born August 21,1918 in Genesee
Forrest lived in Adrian Michigan for most of his life. As a teen during the
Great Depression, he helped support his family by planting trees in the
On August 5, 1944, while on a short leave from the service, he married his sweetheart, Lucille Forche at the U.S. Army's
He worked for the Simplex Corporation for 23 years then went on to own and operate Johns Automatic Vending Service for 15 years. Forrest's vending business became successful with Lucille's assistance, from helping sort through the massive piles of coins, to preparing pies and other baked goods for the vending machines.
After retirement, Forrest and Lucille spent their winter months at Betmar Estates in
Forrest also loved to read, work crossword puzzles, play cards, and take daily walks. He was an avid baseball fan who loved his Detroit Tigers. He made it 101 years despite rarely turning down a cookie or donut and rigorously avoiding vegetables whenever possible.
Forrest was a devout Catholic at St. Mary's Church in
In addition to Lucille, Forrest is survived by his four children Richard (Linda) Johns, of Rochester Hills, Michigan; Robert (Roberta) Johns, of Vonore, Tennessee; Mark (Joy) Johns, of Lake Stevens, Washington; and Susan(Steve) Fountain of East Tawas, Michigan. Forrest will also be remembered by his 10 grandchildren, his many great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Tuesday, December 3,2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, St. Mary's Campus with Fr. Michael Newman presiding. Burial will be in
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home,
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
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