Published in the Iola Register on May. 2, 2013.


Harry L. Forshee, 76 years of age, of Concordia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia.
He was born on Oct. 30, 1936, on a farm south of Concordia to Harry and Ellen (Nichols) Forshee. He married Shirley Havel on May 25, 1958, in Belleville. He worked as a mechanic where he owned his own shop for many years. Harry and Shirley were parents of three children, Michael David, Jo Ann and Daniel Lee. Harry enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, spending time with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, puzzles, sitting in his gazebo, the Chiefs, the Royals, KU, K-State and Wichita State. He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association.
Harry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley; two sons, Michael, Daniel and wife Ricki, both of Concordia; a daughter, Jo of McPherson; six grandchildren, Matthew Forshee and wife Sarah of Manhattan, Geoff Forshee, Josh Forshee, both of Concordia, Rachel Schroeder and husband Phillip of Miller, Neb., Amanda Baxa and fiancé Phil Dyck of Marquette, Brian Forshee and wife Ashley of Concordia; seven great-grandchildren, Connor, Addison and Cayden Forshee, Kaitlyn Forshee, Blake, Owen and Joslyn Schroeder; a brother, Bill Forshee of Concordia; five sisters, LaVona Merry of Delphos, Neva Demanett of Concordia, Phyllis Larson, Audrey Elyea and husband Fred, both of Belleville, Norine Koester and husband Loren of Concordia; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2013, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia with the Rev. Anita Strommen officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia.
Visitation will be from noon-8 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013, with family greeting friends from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.