THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Irene Forncrook, 78, of Oconto Falls, passed away at home on Sunday, June 22.
Born Oct. 21, 1935 in Milwaukee, to Stanley and Marie (Wall) Sutrick, she moved with her family to the Brookside area where she attended grade school and graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1954. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Eugene Sonny Forncrook. The couple lived in Oconto Falls where they raised their family.
An avid doll collector, she spent years accumulating a collection of porcelain, antique and vintage dolls. Chatty Cathy and Barbie were two of her favorites and she was well versed in their history, care and repair. She enjoyed the casino and activities with the Red Hat Ladies. A longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Parish, she was involved in the Altar Rosary Society, helped serve funeral dinners and was a volunteer in the Big Sister program and the Kingdom Come Food Pantry. During the last years of her life, she was blessed to have the care and companionship of a special friend, Jim Magnin.
She is survived by her three children, Susan (David) Anderson; Beth (Kevin) Buss; Wade Forncrook; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Terry Cybry, Gerry (Clary) Langer, Marge (William) Moody and Carol (David) Hallada; two sisters-in-law, Bette Rice and Anna Sutrick; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Eugene Sonny on June 10, 2011; a brother, Eugene Sutrick; four brothers-in-law, Merle Rice, George Schuessler, Nap Truckey and Frank Cybry; two sisters-in-law, Pat Truckey and Marge Schuessler and four nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 26 at St. Anthony Catholic Church until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., followed by burial in the church cemetery.