FORSCH, CARL W. - Minnehaha County, South Dakota | CARL W. FORSCH - South Dakota Gravestone Photos


Dell Rapids Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Birth: 1897
Death: 1979

Birth: May 16, 1897, Russian Federation
Death: Jul. 12, 1949
Dell Rapids
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

Death Takes One of Dell Rapids Most Highly Esteemed Business Men

Carl Forsch passed away at his home here at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, following an illness of many months duration.

Mr. and Mrs. Forsch and family moved to Dell Rapids ten years ago from Bridgewater, S.D. He established the C & E General Store here at that time and has since continued its operation. Previous to coming here he managed the K&K Store in Bridgewater for 15 years.

Mr. Forsch was born at Odessa, Russia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Forsch, May 16, 1897. The family came to this country when Carl was eight years old, locating at Bridgewater, where he grew to manhood. At the outbreak of World War I he enlisted in the army, serving three years, most of the time with the A.E.F. Being able to speak German, Russian and English he served as an interpreter. His units were engaged in some of the heaviest conflicts of the war and he saw a great deal of action. Evidence of his heroic service is the numerous medals he was awarded, among them being the Purple Heart.

He was united in marriage to Miss Eulalia Hibbison at Bridgewater in 1925. They are the parents of four children: William, Gene, Celia at home and Mary (Mrs. Wm Delaney) of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Beside his widow he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Forsch, Bridgewater, two brothers, Fred and Ed Forsch, Bridgewater; two sisters, Mrs. Thurman Thrift, Mt. Vernon and Mrs. John T. Tschetter, Bridgewater.

Funeral services are being held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Methodist church in Dell Rapids, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H.H. Arms. Burial will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. The Hermanson Funeral Services is in charge.

The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, the Dell Rapids Masonic Lodge, the Shrine and the American Legion. In all organizations he was an active member as long as his health permitted. He was a member and officer at various times in the Dell Rapids Commercial Club and was always ready and willing to give his time and ability to all worthwhile community enterprises. He has not only been successful in his own business but successful in helping others. His untimely death removes a valuable man from the community.

He was devoted to his family, and a true friend to his associates. It can truly be said that his friends were numbered by his acquaintances.

Contributed on 5/21/09 by dellsfig68
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Submitted: 5/21/09 • Approved: 5/23/09 • Last Updated: 8/14/15 • R9960-G9960-S3

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