John Gustave Forsberg passed away peacefully in Bountiful, Utah, January 21, 2013. He was born December 27, 1917 in Salt Lake City to Gustave W. and Zina Widdison Forsberg. As a young teenager he accompanied his father and mother to Sweden when his father presided over the Swedish Mission. Graduated from West High School and the University of Utah. Served honorably in the Army Air Corps in WWII. John married Norma Shurtliff on November 21, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. He served for years and then retired from the family owned business, Wasatch Electric Company. Dad was a kind, gentle man who quietly went about helping family and neighbors. He was a quality wood craftsman and in his shop and created beautiful pieces that he always shared. Active in the LDS Church. Served in many callings including counselor in the Orchard 2nd Ward Bishopric.
Preceded in death by his wife, Norma, infant daughter Catherine, his father and mother, brothers Norman, Allyn and Francis, sisters Hermana Lyon and Ada Fielding. Survived by children, Julia Mueller (Juergen), Paul (Marsha), Mary Day, Jayne Lowe, Laura Higgins (George), and Christine Forsberg, as well as 26 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday, January 25, at 11 a.m. at the Orchard 1st Ward chapel, 3707 S. 800 West, Bountiful. Viewing will be held 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be held at the Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
The family wishes to thank all those who helped care for dad in his last months including home health care, IHC Hospice, North Canyon Care Center, Beehive Home Assisted Living, and Welcome Home Assisted Living.