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Donald E. Forrester, 72, passed away December 9, 2021, in Lodi, California.

He was born June 30, 1949, the tenth child of John William and Eva Dale (Jones) Forrester of Novelty, Missouri.

Donald attended Novelty Elementary and Knox County High Schools, graduating in 1967.

On July 21, 1968, Donald married Launa Lear in Fort Collins, Colorado. She preceded him in death this past summer on July 21. Graveside services were held for Launa on August 6, 2021.

Donald is survived by two daughters, Holly (Bob) Priyatel and Carrie Bacom. Also, two grandchildren, Bailey and Joshua Bacom, all of Lodi, California.

Surviving sisters are Jean del Valle, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Esther Martin, Desloge, Missouri, Colleen (Garry) Becker, Sun City, Arizona, and Sharon (Ivan) Hall of Hurdland, Missouri; and one brother, Bob (Barbara) Forrester, Topeka, Kansas.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sisters, Darlene Freemire, Helen Baker, Ann Schmitz and Sue Head; brothers, Eldon Forrester, Junior Forrester and John Lynn Forrester.

Graveside services were held December 20, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, California.