Herbert Forrest

January 28, 1947November 15, 2012

Herbert Forrest, 65, was called home into the arms of the Lord November 15, 2012. Herb will be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Grace Church in Des Moines. He was born January 28, 1947 in Missouri, and moved to Des Moines as a child. At age 18 he joined the United States Marine Corps and retired from John Deere in 2003. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pam, daughter, Kim and son, Andy, grandchildren; Hannah, Spencer, Adrian and Jaxson, and brother, Billy. He is also survived by Pam’s daughter Danielle, and her children; Mackenna and Matthew, mother in law, Ruth Olson, sisters and brothers in law, Deb and Jim Skelton, Barb and Gerard Gonzalez, nephews and nieces; Jim and Chris Skelton, Emily and Rachel Gonzalez. He was preceded in death by his mother Bertha Mahaney, nephew, Billy Mahaney, and father in law, Les Olson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Church, 4200 E. 25th St. Des Moines, IA 50317.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 24, 2012

Herbert Forrest

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Charlene Brayden

November 22, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless you/

Maureen Davidson

November 19, 2012

Pam, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

kip and Yolanda Colemon

November 19, 2012

Our prayers and hearts go out to you and your family during this time of lost.

Becky Peterson (Craft)

November 18, 2012

Praying that God holds you in his hands and peace comes to all of you.

Rita Hering

November 18, 2012

Pam, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanne Lester

November 18, 2012

Pam, sending hugs and prayers for you and your family. Please let me know what I can do to help.