David A. Forde

April 10, 1948 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 73)


David A. Forde, 73, of Nekoosa, Wisconsin passed away on December 22, 2021, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.

A funeral service for David will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids.  A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday beginning at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home until the time of service.

David was born on April 10, 1948, in Pipestone, MN to Sigurd and Lucille (Bittner) Forde. He married Colleen Wixson on August 27, 1967, in Hutchinson, MN.  Their marriage ended in divorce after 37 years. 

He graduated from Miller Hospital in St. Paul, MN as a radiographic technologist.  He moved to Rapid City, SD in 1970 where he worked as the Radiology Department manager at Rapid City Regional Hospital until 1990.  He then transferred to Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids as the Radiology Department manager.

David enjoyed softball, bowling, golf, and playing cards and dominoes with his family.  He also enjoyed working on the family farm and fishing with his brothers.

He is survived by his children: Eric Forde, Douglas (Mitzi) Forde, and Karma (Greg) Anderson;  sisters: Sonja (Sam) Shuck, and Sharon Meyer; sister-in-law: Darlene Forde; grandchildren: Nathan, Christine, Samantha, Haley, Erin, Chase, Madelyn, Dalton, and Apple; great-grandchildren: Serenity and Khalil; and many nieces and nephews.

David is preceded in death by his parents; sister: Betty Ulrich her husband George Ulrich; brothers: Duane Forde, Arden Forde and wife Clara Forde; brother-in-law: Dave Meyer.

Family invites you for a celebration of David's life at Switched Bar (In banquet hall) 2609 HWY 73 Nekoosa, WI at 4:30 P.M. following the service at the funeral home.

Herman-Taylor Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family.

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Memorial Service
January 8, 2022

3:00 PM
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home
2201 Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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