Keith Forbes, 97, of Iowa City, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Pioneer Park in Lone Tree. Funeral services for Keith were held April 20 at the Lone Tree American Legion. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Keith. Online condolences for the Forbes family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Daris Keith Forbes was born on Sept. 25, 1933, in rural Louisa County, the son of Daris L. and Irene M. (Mincer) Forbes. He was a 1951 graduate of Lone Tree High School. Keith was united in marriage to Ruth E. Burr on Feb. 14, 1953, in Iowa City.
Keith was the owner and operator of Keith Forbes Implement and Supply and was a member of the Izaak Walton League. Keith enjoyed playing baseball and softball, bowling, hunting and fishing, going out to eat and eating morel mushrooms and homemade ice cream.
Keith will be deeply missed by his wife, Ruth of Lone Tree; his children, Kevin D. (Lisa) Forbes of Lone Tree and Gwen R. (Gary) Schmitt of Nichols; eight grandchildren, Misty Forbes, Angie (Nick) Kemp, Tara (John) Parizek, Nick Schmitt, Alicia Schmitt, Todd (Shelley) Forbes, Michelle (Matt) Daufeldt, and Nicki (Ed) Polito; eight great-grandchildren, Tanner and Taylor Forbes, Hailey, Spencer and Macy Daufeldt, Bristol and Becker Polito, Kort Kemp and one due in July; two brothers, Loren R. (Janet) Forbes of North Liberty, and Lowell L. (Linda) Forbes of Lone Tree; one sister-in-law, Betty Forbes of Lone Tree and many nieces and nephews.