Frank Forret, 90, of Calamus, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus in Davenport, following a brief illness.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Schultz Funeral Home in Grand Mound, with a recitation of the Rosary at 3:30. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 26, at Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church in Grand Mound, the Rev. Fr. Stephen Page and Deacon Mike Sheil officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Francis Joseph Forret was born May 2, 1932, to Edmond and Ella (Hahn) Forret on the family farm in Calamus, Iowa. He graduated from Calamus High School in 1949. Frank married Betty Sullivan on April 16, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt, and spent 67 years loving her. The couple lived on and farmed the family farm, raising 5 children. After moving to Calamus in 2010, he never stopped helping on the farm. He loved unloading grain, delivering meals, and giving rides back and forth to the fields.
When Frank wasn’t farming, which was his passion in life, he loved making the rounds having coffee. He never met a stranger, finding new friends wherever he went. Frank loved his family and talked to everyone about them. He made sure everyone knew how proud he was of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Bill (Anna) Forret of Calamus, Mary (Chuck) Bailey of Robins, Mike (Tammy) Forret of Calamus, Pat Forret of Calamus, and daughter-in-law, Lori Forret of Calamus; grandchildren, Ryan (Marie) Forret, Stephanie (Cory) Ricklefs, Jessica (Tyler) Greenfield, Matthew (Rachel) Bailey, Eric (Monica) Bailey, Austin Forret, Kyle (fiancée Katie) Forret, David Forret, Sarah Forret, Brian Forret, and Megan Forret; great-grandchildren, Luke, June, Cole, McKenna, Zoey, Joy, and Hazel; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Doris, siblings, Mary Ellen Dalton and James Forret, and his son, Chris Forret.
His 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, will cherish grandpa Frank’s memory.
Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com