Alice O. Forsthoffer
September 30, 1917 – January 9, 2019
Alice O. Forsthoffer, (nee Lowitzke) of Brook Park, Ohio, age 101. Alice was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 30, 1917 to Henry and Olga (nee Manke) Lowitzke.
Alice was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Frank Forsthoffer, Jr.; loving mother of Kenneth F. Andrews (Nancy), Robert H. Forsthoffer (Arlene) and Raymond A. Forsthoffer (Lynda); dearest grandmother of six and great grandmother of 15; aunt and great aunt of many; numerous other siblings, loved ones and friends preceded her in death.
Alice passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
A funeral service will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7171 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130 on Tuesday, January 22, at 10 AM. Interment Lutheran Cemetery, 4566 Pearl Road, Cleveland, 44109. The family will receive friends at Bethel Lutheran Church on Monday, January 21, from 4-8 PM and Tuesday morning, January 22, from 9-10 AM prior to the service. Care and services have graciously been entrusted to Craciun Funeral Home 14925 E. Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights.
Condolences, fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at the funeral home website: www.craciunfuneralhome.com for the Forsthoffer family.
- Visitation Monday, January 21, 2019
- Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2019
- Graveside Service Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Alice O. Forsthoffer
January 18, 2019
Aunt Alice was the last of the Shawnee Trail Forsthoffers. I was blessed to have her as my aunt and godmother. It was wonderful growing up with all four of the Forsthoffer families on the same street.
When I was young and in school, I remember walking from our house to Aunt Alice's house to put curlers in her hair. That service was later taken over by another niece that was a hairdresser and continued by her until Aunt Alice's passing.
On my first day of student teaching, after having an accident with my new car, a 1969 Cougar, I went to her house very upset and crying. She lovingly assured me that everything would be alright, and it was.
In recent years, Mike and I would take her out to dinner just to spend time with her and enjoy her company. At one time, the restaurant had a special on Margaritas which she thoroughly enjoyed until it was time to go home. Mike and I had to help her out to the car. We both learned a lesson that night and made sure in the future not to order any alcoholic beverages for her again.
She was an amazing woman who could still touch her toes when she was in her late nineties!
Rest in peace, dear aunt. I love you and will miss you!
Marilyn Forsthoffer Pekarek
January 10, 2019
I will always remember the Forsthoffer parties-go to one home, then the second, then the third, all on the same street! I grew up thinking everyone lived so close to their cousins! The delicious pastries! And laughing at the slide shows at Uncle Andy’s and Aunt Alice’s house! How blessed we all were to grow up so close to all our relatives.
I will also remember Aunt Alice’s answer to the question ‘what do you regret’ about your life? She didn’t even have to think about it, saying she would do nothing different! What a beautiful person!