Donald L. Forrer, 72, Lapel, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness.
He was born on July 10, 1934, in Cicero, Indiana to Harold and Elaine (Edwards) Forrer.
He graduated from Lapel High School in 1952.
Don retired in 1993 from Brockway Glass after 45 years of employment.
He had been a Horse and Pony 4-H leader in Madison County for many years, he was a member and past president of the Hoosier Palomino Association, and an over fifty-year member of the Quarter Horse Association. He was an avid Lapel Bulldog fan.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. (Smith) Forrer; three children, Brad (wife, Tammy) Forrer of Anderson, Bruce Forrer of Anderson, and Bridget (husband, Roy) Parmley of Noblesville; his father, Harold N. Forrer of Lapel; eight grandchildren, Janica and Jenae Forrer, Baylee Lawther, Brandon, Bradley, and Brock Forrer, Meggan and Cody Cobb; two brothers, Merrit Toot (wife, Janet) Forrer of Lapel, and Larry Butch Forrer of Chicago; four sisters, Shirley (husband, Tony) Buffone of Anderson, Joan (husband, Eddie) Fisher of Frankton, Rita Williams of Frankton, and Carolyn Wix of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and a sister, Brenda Welch.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel with Rev. Evan Lash officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.
Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 606, Lapel, Indiana 46051.