Harland "Keith" Forbes

 It is with great sadness that the family of Harland “Keith” Forbes, age 79, of Cobb, announces his passing on Saturday, February 24th 2018 after a brief illness.

Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Chris and their children, Travis (Tasha) Miller and Kathy (Ryan) Kirk.  No one loved their grandpa Keith more than his grandchildren, Brody, Sadie, and Sophie Miller and Charlize and Jaxson Kirk. Keith will also be fondly remembered by his children, Brian (Linda Kobernuss) Forbes, Bernice Strait,  Eugene (Sherill) Tremelling, Doug (Lois) Tremelling, Rhonda (Robert) Roelli, Debra McLimans, grandchildren, Christopher (Jolyn) Strait, Michelle (Glenn) Racette, Greg (Beth) Tremelling, Desiree Tremelling, Lynelle (Jake) Brown, Amy (Ryan) Kalchik, Shauna (Brad) Tucker, Brittany (Kyle) Tremelling, Casey (Sammy) Roelli and Cole (Christl) Roelli, sister in laws Debbie (Rick) Baker, Vicky (Chuck) Grimesey, Joan (Jeff) Winkers, Sandy Lyght (Rick Friesen), Laura Collins (Tony Gamboni) and many great-grandchildren. Keith is further survived by his best friend Frank (Maxine) Fuerstenberg and family.

Keith is preceded in death by his parents Harland and Esther Forbes, his sisters LaVon (Kenny) McIntosh, Eileen (John) Buskee, a son-in-law, Clatten “Sam” Strait, his nephew Leon McIntosh, Arlene (Tremelling), Rita Forbes, and mother and father in law Walter and Kathryn Dresen.

When Keith was not spending time with his family or watching NASCAR’s Matt Kenseth, he loved working and being at Keith’s Saw Service, where he was many customers “go to guy.”

Visitation in memory of Keith will be held on Saturday, March 3rd from 12:00-2:00 at the Lulloff Peterson Houck Funeral Home- 126 Diagonal St. Dodgeville, WI. A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Doug Tremelling officiating. Burial will follow at the East Side Cemetery with military funeral honors. Online condolences may be made at

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