Erma Jean Forseen, age 88 of Virginia died Saturday, October 31, 2020 in Essentia Health – Virginia. She was born April 23, 1932 in Backus MN the daughter of James and Josephine (Brody) Tilbury. Erma married Harry Nels Forseen on April 22, 1950 in Walker MN and moved to the Virginia area shortly thereafter. She was employed by the National Tea grocery store, Lehrke’s Grocery, and retired from Festival Foods; was a member of the Chisholm Baptist Church; and a most excellent babysitter. Erma enjoyed quilting, puzzles, she loved spending time in her Bible and cherished time spent with her family. She chose to have an upbeat, positive attitude. “BG” loved watching after her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had a special bond with Ian.
Erma is survived by children: Jeff (Cindy) Forseen, Brad (Karen) Forseen and Julie (Paul) Buria all of Mountain Iron and Cindy Jamnick of Superior WI; grandchildren: Jill (Nick) Devich, Tim (Brooke) Forseen, Heather Bonicatto, Sarah (Dave) Marturano, Brianna (Cade) Lofquist, Katy (Reid) Romer, Jane (James) Bernard, Abby (Ian Hanson) Polski, Stephanie (Joshua) Irwin, Melanie (Travis) Koenen, Stephen (Alexis) Buria, and Cory Jamnick; great-grandchildren: Lauryn, Eli, Ian, Allen, Alice, Bailey, Grant, Brookelyn, Danika, Aiden, Carson, Brady, Adelyn, Addy, Claire, McKenzie, Kaden, Jerek, Hadlee, Olivia, and Ilo; extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son: Allan Forseen.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in the Chisholm Baptist Church. Pastors Dan Erickson and Al Bedard will officiate. Interment will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery in Virginia. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the Church.
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