Nijole "Nina" Forrest
Nijole “Nina” Forrest, 75, of Sherman, died at 3:28 pm, Thursday, December 27, 2012 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born November 21, 1937 in Kaunas, Lithuania, to Fulgencius and Adele Matiukas Grikevicius. She married Donald Dean Forrest on December 8, 1956 in Cheyenne, WY.
She is survived by her husband, Don; one son, Jim (Kim) Forrest of Springfield; one daughter Tracy (Andrew) Fraser of Sherman; four grandchildren, Christina Cody (Fiance’ Brian Rottman), Jessica Cody, Andrea Fraser and Jana Howard; one great granddaughter, Madison Howard; two sisters Rima (David) Rackauskas of Los Angeles, CA and Gintare Micke of Phoenix, AZ; one brother-in-law, James I. (Kathy) Forrest of Philo, IL; nieces and nephews, Heather Forrest of Champaign, IL, Mathew (Jillian) Forrest of FL and Derek (Alexandra) Forrest of Waverly, IL, Tomi (Paul) McEvoy, John Forrest and Jamie (Chris) Gothro all from Southern California and one cousin, Peter Matiukas of Rochester, NY.
Her parents and two brothers, Algis and Aloysas Grikevicius preceded her in death.
Nina was a resident of Sherman for the past twenty-two years. She retired from the State of Illinois. She was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. She was of the Lutheran faith and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren.
Visitation: 10 am – 12 noon, Monday December 31, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 12 noon, Monday, December 31, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor James Stuenkel officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Nina Forrest Memorial Fund c/o Williamsville State Bank.
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Dear Don & Family: It was so sad to hear of Nina"s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of our children growing up together and the many holidays we spent together. Remember all of the New Year Eves we tripped around Springfield spots. Our memories will always be of our times together. We will always remember these good times. We know God is holding Nina in the plam of his hands and will take good care of her. We pray for you all. Love, Bill & June
Dear Don and Family, We are sorry that Nina has passed. We think of you and pray for you. We remember the good times we have spent together. We are thankful that you have a good family so that you can have strength as you lean on each other. Ken and Liz Hopp and Family
Dear Don, Daddy let us know how Nina was doing. I'm so sorry she has passed away. We have such good Wisconsin memories of our years vacationing together!! Hugs to you. Andy & Juanita
MB posted on 12/30/12
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Forrest family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Nijole be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that Jesus made at John 5:28,29. If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] Again, my sincere condolences.