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Gerald Forney, Sr.

Gerald Forney, Sr.

Apr 21, 1936 - Apr 13, 2015
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Gerald Forney, Sr., 78, of Riverton, died on Monday, April 13, 2015, at his home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, NE.

Gerald Eugen Forney was born on April 21, 1936 in Hastings, NE to William George Forney and Cora (Paulsen) Forney. He grew up in Hastings and attended schools there.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

On June 27, 1959 he married MaryJane Thompson in Hastings, NE. Together they raised two sons. They lived in Hastings then moved to Englewood, CO and then to Riverton, WY forty years ago.

He worked for Brunton Company as a die and tool maker. He also worked for LRC Inc.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, fishing, and shooting muzzle loaded rifles.

He is survived by his son, Gerald Forney, Jr. of Laramie, WY; his sister, Elaine Fitzke of Hastings, NE; and his two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Cora Forney; his wife, MaryJane Forney; and his son Randy Forney.

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Services provided by Davis Funeral Home.