David B. Forrey


David B. Forrey, age 86, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019. David was born on March 31, 1933 to Henry and Elsie (Mann) Forrey in the only place he ever called home, Garden City, MN. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is assisting the family with arrangements.
For many years David was employed by Continental Can Company in Mankato and La Crosse, WI.
He is survived by daughter, Debra Ann Morgan and her children, Amber Marie & Alysia Martha Morgan; daughter, Kelly Jo Menk and her children, Brandon (Regina Hiller) Reichel and his children, Finley Vada Reichel (my little "Sweet Pea" and Tavia Reichel, David (Erin) Reichel and their children, Hoyt Douglas and Victoria Rose, Jade Marie (Eric) Gleisner and their son, Ayden James Menk (my "Little Big Man"); many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his much missed wife, Marie (Irene) Forrey who put up with him for over 50 years; brothers, Boyd (Holly) Forrey, Guy (Lello) Forrey, Roy (Mary) Forrey, Will (Muriel) Forrey, Al (Sally) Forrey, George (Harriet) Rehbein, Len (Marion) Rehbein, Alvin "Shorty" Rehbein, Harry "Sonny" Rehbein; sisters, Pearl (Don) Cox, Vi "Sis" (Ed) Murphy; many nieces and nephews.
Closure will be held at the Garden City Cemetery. Taps will be played and anyone who wants to come and share a few laughs and talk about the Good Old Days besides family will be welcomed.
"Remember me but do not mourn for me." ~ David B. Forrey
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Published on August 21, 2019
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2 posts

Bonnie Potz Hovey
Aug 23, 2019
Dear Deb,
So sorry for your loss! May you find peace in the days to come!
Your friend,
Elwin (Finn) McGrew
Aug 22, 2019
David was Benji to those of us who grew up with him in Garden City. Benji was a good and lively guy. There was seldom a dull moment when he was around. Like Benji, many of us, although having moved far away, still consider Garden City to be our home. Ours was a special time.