George Fredrick Forcier, age 93, of rural Winsted, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, followed by interment with military rites at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
There will be visitation Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.
Casket bearers will be Jeremy Forcier, Shannon Forcier, Jason Forcier, Jacob Forcier, Joshua Forcier, Johnny Forcier, and Jr. Rassat.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.
George was born March 22, 1920, in rural Stewart, Renville County, the son of Andrew and Minnie Krebsbach Forcier.
He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
George was joined in holy marriage with Evelyn Vokal Nov. 26, 1946, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
George engaged in dairy farming for many years. He also was a welder for Millerbernd Manufacturing Company, Schwartz Manufacturing, and Advance Machines; and a truck driver for Lester’s Incorporated.
He enjoyed wood crafting and helping his son, John, on the farm after he retired.
George was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Forcier; children: Jeannie Kaupins of Owatonna, Richard Forcier of Watertown, Jerome Forcier of Kilkenny, Evonne (Tim) Rassat, John Forcier, all of Winsted, and Tom Forcier of Edina; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Young of Big Lake; and many other relatives and friends.
George was preceded in death by a son, Walter “Butch” Forcier in 1968; an infant son, John Bruce Forcier in 1956; and nine brothers and sisters.