OBITUARY

John Forden

March 14, 1936February 16, 2019
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John Forden, age 82, of Oak Lawn, passed peacefully on February 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

John is the loving husband of 62 years to Christine Forden; proud father to James Forden, Maryanne Forden, Anthony (Donna) Forden, Nick Forden, Joanne (Nicholas) Latzko, John (Kelly) Forden, Brian (Rita) Forden, the late Gerald Forden, and Eric Forden; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; cherished brother to James, Charlene and the late Mary.

He was a supervisor for Thrall Railcar Company for over 20 years. He and his family were faithful members of St. Gerald Catholic Church. John was a member of Masons #1166 of Oak Lawn, and also a member of the Shriners of the Medinah Temple, where he participated as a member of the clown unit for many years, known as "Nuttin".

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 3:00-9:00 pm at Zimmerman-Sandeman Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Gerald Catholic Church (9310 S. 55th Ct.; Oak Lawn, IL 60453). He will be laid to rest in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, February 21, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Todd Crawford

February 19, 2019

John was a fellow coworker at Thrall Car. He was such a nice person and always made me laugh. He will be sadly missed. Todd Crawford

James (Pee Wee ) Clinton

February 19, 2019

Nuttin’ I will truly miss you !! Your kind encouraging words when I started clowning in Medinah, your mischievous pranks that always kept me guessing... And Most of All ... Your Friendship!!!!!
Until We Meet Again,
Pee Wee

Jack Buvelot

February 17, 2019

Brother John we have been friends and brothers for years.
I know you are with God and the Supreme lodge.
You may be gone but will never be forgotten I love you my brother.

Maryanne Forden

February 17, 2019

I remember my father as a very busy man(always working).He took me to a father daughter dance at St.Geralds when I was 8.When I was older we would go jogging at the Forest Preserves.He loved going to Michigan to work in the grape orchards with his brother Jim.He always wanted to live in the country.
I loved my father and know he is at last at peace and free from pain ,also his spirit is free to go onward.
I'll miss you Dad.I will Always Love You.

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