Merle C. Forbes

Merle C. Forbes

Merle C. Forbes, 79, of Platteville died on Friday, June 13, 2014 in LaCrosse County. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Burial will be at Pine River Cemetery, Richland Center, Wisconsin, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Merle C. Forbes Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com

Merle was born on July 16, 1934 in Spring Green, Wisconsin, the son of Orin and Mabel (Slauson) Forbes. He was united in marriage to Janice C. Hankins on May 17, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa. He drove cab for 33 years for the Platteville Cab Service, which his wife, Janice, owns and operates. He is survived by his wife, Janice; seven children, William (Jan Schmidt) Forbes, Micheal Forbes, Lynda Forbes, Curtis Forbes, Douglas (Stacey) Forbes, Dennis (Cindy) Forbes, and Richard (Dana Shepherd) Forbes; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marian Carley and Betty (Arnold) Migliano. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lyle William in infancy.

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