Margery Sophia Forester, 96
Sophia Forester (nee Struebing), 96, was called to her Heavenly Home at
the Cedar Lake Health & Re h ab i l i t at i o n Center on Monday,
Jan. 17, 2011.
Margery was born Aug. 28, 1914, in the town of
Wayne to the late William and Mary (nee Brandt) Struebing. She married G.
W. Forester on June 1, 1940, at Salem United Church of Christ, Wayne. She
and her husband owned and operated the Oliver Farm Implement and Hardware
Store in Wayne until 1955. They also sold Ford automobiles and operated
Foresterís Rancher Bar in West Bend. She later worked many years at
Cedar Community. Her husband passed away Feb. 27, 1985.
Besides her love for her family, she loved her
church and music. From a young age she played organ and piano at Salem
United Church of Christ, Immanuel United Church of Christ and Cedar
Community. She was a faithful member of Immanuel United Church of Christ.
She is survived by her loving sons, Dallas
(Patricia) Forester of Lincoln, Calif., Curtis (Jeanne) Forester of West
Bend and Carrol (Patricia) Forester of Kewaskum. She is also survived by
five grandchildren, Christopher (Melissa) Forester of Nashville, Tenn.,
Gayle (Bob) London of Bucklin, Mo., Craig (Nicole) Forester of Boston,
Mass., Julie (Mark) Molsky of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Brian Forester of
Foster City, Calif.; two step-grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Stopar of
Campbellsport and Therese (Shawn) Martin of West Bend; and two
great-grandchildren, Ian and Lola.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband;
and brothers, Wilmer and Milton Struebing.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 7,
at 1:30 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St.,
West Bend. The Rev. Rich Vincent of Immanuel United Church of Christ will
officiate and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park, West
Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 7, from 11:30
a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials to Immanuel United Church of Christ or
Cedar Community would be appreciated.
Online guest book and condolences may be found at
The family would like to thank the staff at Cedar
Bay West for their loving care the past two and a half years, as well as
the staff of Timber Cove.