Harry D. Forse, 90, of Anderson, passed away at Miller's Merry Manor on Aug. 31 with his daughters by his side.
He was born in Anderson, the son of the late Don and Edith Forse. He graduated from Anderson High School, where he was senior class president. He went to Purdue University and was president of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He continued his education at Ball State University where he received his master's degree in psychology.
He served as an Army sergeant during the Korean War.
He was President of Forse Corporation, a family dry-cleaning manufacturer. Years later, he taught Psychology at Orlando Junior College. Returning to Anderson, he and his wife, Arlene, opened Anderson Nursery School and Kindergarten and operated it for 10 years. Harry also owned International Tours (Geist Travel)in Indianapolis.
He loved writing and published three novels, his favorite being "A Storm at Pebble Beach." Harry's true passion was playing golf. He was a longtime member of Edgewood Country Club, where he loved playing in the gangsomes and couples golf. He won the Club Championship there and at Anderson Country Club. He thoroughly enjoyed coaching golf at Orlando Junior College and Anderson University.
In addition to golf and writing, Harry loved his daily walks around Edgewood, traveling, taking pictures of family and beautiful scenery, spending time with family, reading and doing things for others.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and president of Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by daughters, Patti Shipley and Nancy (Mike) Nuce; grandchildren, Joseph (Chelsie) Nuce, Brandi Shipley (fiance, Adam Chandler) and Allison (Zack) Patton; great-grandchildren, Alyvia and Haylee, and Griffin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; sister, Barbara Hamilton; and son-in-law, Hal Shipley.
The family is very thankful for the special care, compassion and love he received at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield.
Friends and family are invited to attend his Celebration of Life from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Community Room at Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to The First Tee of Indiana, PO Box 516 Franklin, IN 46131, or donate online at thefirstteeindiana.org and click donate.
Online condolences at www.loosecares.com.
Published on September 2, 2017