William Theodore Forsberg

1942 - 2018

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William Theodore "Ted" Forsberg, 76, of Findlay passed away at his residence on Friday, November 30, 2018. He was born in Jamestown, New York on August 10, 1942 to the late Herbert Oscar and Myna (Linamen) Forsberg. He married Cheryl Sue Trumbull on September 11, 1982 and she survives. Also surviving are two children: Tonda (Bob) Davis of Palm Harbor, Florida and Tom (Beth) Schwind of Marysville, Ohio; six grandchildren: Joshua (Maria) Lambert and Maylah (Chris) Glaser, both of Tampa, Florida, Stephanie (Destiny) Lambert of Lima, Ohio, Michael (Amanda) Schwind of Wilmore, Kentucky, and Andrew Schwind and Wesley Schwind, both of Marysville, Ohio; two brothers: Richard (Kathleen) Forsberg and Herbert (Joyce) Forsberg; and two aunts: Helen Verlini and Willa Short. Two sisters: Delores (Robert) Jackson and Kathryn (Stanley) Morse also preceded him in death. Ted received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghampton, Harpur College and Master's Degrees from both SUNY and BGSU, all in Russian History. He taught at BGSU and also worked in sales for Flag Home Sales, Inc. Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME where the service will follow at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Ben Borsay will officiate. Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice in his memory and online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.

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    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, December 6th 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, December 6th 2018 - 7:30 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Aunt Cheryl
Date :Sunday, December 2nd 2018
From : Jenny and Rob Morlock
Aunt Cheryl we are thinking of you and praying for you. Uncle Ted was a good man, he always made us smile we will miss him dearly. Love you

To : Cheryl and Family
Date :Sunday, December 2nd 2018
From : Rich Jane and Gabby
Dear Cheryl and Family we are thinking of you and surrounding you with our prayers. Ted was a wonderful man and loving cousin. We have so many special memories of him through the years. He will always be remembered for the contagious laughter that he always brought to us. We always loved when the two of you came to visit or when we could spend time together at our family reunion. I so enjoyed talking to him just before Thanksgiving. I got off the phone feeling joyful and blessed for having shared a few moments with him. Although our hearts are heavy, we are overjoyed at the thought of reuniting with him in eternity.

To : Forsberg Family
Date :Monday, December 3rd 2018
From : Michael
Dear Forsberg family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of William. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

To : Cheryl Family
Date :Monday, December 3rd 2018
From : Bev Ridley
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Worked with Ted many years.Such a great guy.

To : Cheryl
Date :Monday, December 3rd 2018
From : tony kaufman
I was so saddened when I saw Ted's obituary in our daily paper. I absolutely respected and admired that man. Ted was a man with a gift of gab, and I say that respectfully. People would come into Kaufman's just to visit and talk with Ted. He was such a asset to our business. He was such a wonderful person. I know how he loved you and always talked about you and how lucky he was to have found you. Thinking of you and God will bless him.

To : Cheryl and family
Date :Tuesday, December 4th 2018
From : Mickeylou

Sorry to hear of your loss of your husband. Just remember that he is with "The Lord", in Heaven, and he is no longer suffering and is at peace. My prayers are with you and your family.

To : Richard and Herb
Date :Thursday, December 6th 2018
From : John Jamieson
Hi Brothers,
Needless to say I was shocked to hear of Ted's passing. I too can relate to the death of a sibling as you are aware Susan died a few years ago. Know that their memories will live on forever and they will never be far from your heart. This is also a reminder to not put off the important things in life. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


PS - Ted was one of the funniest people I have ever known in my life. His humor will live on forever.

To : Forsberg Family
Date :Thursday, December 6th 2018
From : Alan Whitford
We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Ted -or 'Nikita' as he was affectionately know in Hughes Hall at Harpur College. He was a terrific influence on his younger classmates and floor mates. We learned a lot about dedication to learning, as well as just having a great time.

I am sure he will be missed by friends and family alike.

Best regards
Alan 'Wally' Whitford
Jo Fox
Harpur Class of 1973/74
+44 7971 864620

To : richard and Herb
Date :Friday, December 7th 2018
From : Sally Jamieson Ullom
I was sorry to hear of Ted's passing.He had such a wonderful spirit and the greatest sense of humor.We had such fun growing up together, even at Anderson College.There was never a dull moment. I hope to see him again someday at the pearly gates and we will laugh together once again. You are in my prayers.
Love Sally Jamieson Ullom