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Rev. Ray L. Forstrom

Born: Sun., Oct. 24, 1926
Died: Mon., Dec. 21, 2020

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Pastor Ray L. Forstrom, age 94, formerly of Old Pittsfield Rd., Youngsville, PA, passed away December 21, 2020 at the Rouse Home where he had resided for the past 3 years.  He was born on October 24, 1926 in Evanston, Illinois.  Ray served in the Air Force stationed in the Phillipines in 1945 - 1946.  Following his discharge, he enrolled in Augustana College, graduating in 1951.  Ray then entered Augustana Seminary and was ordained in Lutheran ministry in 1955.  He served churches in Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio prior to accepting a call to the Brokenstraw Valley churches of Saron and Berea in 1970, retiring in 1994.  Pastor Ray is survived by three sons and their families; Paul of Wisconsin, Michael of Illinois and Jonathan of Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene in 1966.  On October 21, 1977, Ray married Eleanor Danielson who passed away on March 1, 2020.  They had over 42 wonderful years together.  A memorial service will be scheduled in the summer.  Burial will be in the Berea Lutheran Cemetery.  McKinney Funeral Homes in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Alan & Patty McCullough
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
Forstrom Family: Please accept our prayers & sympathies at this time. Rev. Forstrom was a neighbor of ours and a friend of my parents. Even though we were Methodists, we always enjoyed sharing ideas & thoughts. There was never any anger during our discussions-just thoughtful ideas!

Shirley Hodak
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
My most heart felt sympathies to the family of this wonderful man
I worked with Ray during the time of my study to become a lay minister with the Lutheran
Ray and Eleanor both were great mentors and helped me in my spiritual walk.
Blessings and peace to all of you.

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