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June 20, 2014

Jack N. Forcum

April 10, 1923 - June 17, 2014

MUNCIE — Jack N. Forcum, 91, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Westminster Village in Muncie surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Elwood on April 10, 1923, to the late Frank S. and Connie M. (Judy) Forcum.

Jack was a graduate of Anderson High School in 1941 and General Motors Institute, now Kettering University, in 1947. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, having been part of the original crew of the USS Purdy (DD-734).

On April 12, 1945, the Purdy was hit by a kamikaze while on radar picket duty in the Battle of Okinawa. The kamikaze attack killed 15 of her crew and seriously injured 25 others. After extensive repairs from the attack, the Purdy was deployed as part of the occupation force in Japan and Jack returned home in 1946.

Jack married Golly Evans on March 14, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2006. They were happily married for over 60 years.

Jack retired as an engineer from Delco Remy, General Motors after 33 years. He loved to sail, travel, play bridge, watch birds, and spend time with his many friends and family. He was a member of the Muncie Sailing Club, the Muncie Kiwanis Club, and the High Street Methodist Church in Muncie, Indiana.

He is survived by two sons, James S. Forcum (wife, Julie) of Hartford City, and John W. Forcum (wife, Claudia) of Loudon, Tenn.; grandchildren, Melissa S. (husband, Nathan) Danielson, Joshua E. (wife, Carrie) Forcum, S. Benjamin (wife, Meghan) Myron, Anne Myron, and John (wife, Shalee) Myron; three great-grandchildren, and special friend, Edna Mullinax.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and his sister, Frances Keeney.

Graveside funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elwood Cemetery in Elwood.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City.

Memorials may be made to Update Learning in care of the High Street Methodist Church, 219 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305; or to the Blackford County Arts/Arts Place in care of Blackford County Community Foundation, Inc., 121 N. High St., Hartford City, IN 47348.

Post online condolences at www.keplingerfuneralhome.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.

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