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Andrew Marshall Forsberg


PETOSKEY, Mich. — Andrew Marshall Forsberg passed away peacefully after a short illness on July 15, 2013, at McLaren Hospital in Petoskey. He is now in paradise with his Lord and Savior.

Marsh was born May 6, 1937, in Ironwood, to Andrew Johnson and Ethel (Marshall) Johnson. After the death of Andrew Johnson, he was adopted by William Forsberg. Marsh graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Janis (Freedstrom) Forsberg, and their three sons, John Forsberg (Kurt Rundle), of Seattle, Scott (Michele) Forsberg, of Kalamazoo, and Tom (Sue) Forsberg, of Caledonia. Marsh will be lovingly remembered by his granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel Forsberg, of Caledonia, and Audrey Forsberg and Christina Fredericks, of Kalamazoo; and a niece, Deborah (Kevin) Haustein, of Ironwood. Marsh is survived by his sister, Betty Erickson; and three nephews, Greg, Todd and Brad Erickson and their families, of Cloquet, Minn. His abundant life was also filled with many dear and caring friends.

Marsh was the owner of Marshall Plastic Film in Martin for 40 years. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends at the cottage in Harbor Springs (The Stuga). He was a longtime, active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

A celebration of his life memorial will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, with the Rev. Ken Johnson officiating.


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