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Forrest E. Weise
Forrest E. (Forry) Weise, 93, formerly of Peshtigo, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Veterans Home in King.
Born in Kenosha to the late Edward and Margaret Weise on July 29, 1920, he joined the United States Navy where he was on board a destroyer for four years, fighting in the European-African Middle Eastern Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign American Campaign and Victory in World War II. This earned him the Good Conduct Medal, six Battle Stars, Combat Action Ribbon and the Silver and Bronze Stars. When he returned to Peshtigo, he worked at Badger Paper Mill for 31 years and was also a certified Tin Smith, operating a small sheet metal business, installing and servicing many furnaces.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting with his dogs in the woods and was a long-time member of the Northeast Wisconsin Coyote and Cat Hunters Club. He also helped start the Little League Baseball program in Peshtigo.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa; two sons, Tim (Denise) Weise, of Porterfield and Jeff Weise, of Peshtigo; two daughters, Deb (Mark) Madden and Meg (Jim) Harper, both of Peshtigo; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet Wyss, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and a brother, Eugene Weise, of Kenosha.