Franklin Henry "Jack" Forck

unknown - June 2, 2011

Franklin Henry "Jack" Forck, 78, of Taos, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at the Golden Living Center. He was born on December 7, 1932, in Taos, a son of the late Cletus B. and Sabena Helen Kerperin Forck. He was united in marriage on May 27, 2000, in Taos to Barbara Tracy Porter, who survives on the home. Jack attended Immaculate Conception and Forest Hill Schools. He was a dairy farmer, Mail Carrier for Rural Route 3 and 6 for 12 years, previous Bulk Plant Manager for MFA Oil, and a Bus Driver for Crabtree and Harmond Inc., from 1959 until his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #6430 in Taos, Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2693, Blair Oaks School Board, ST. Francis Xavier Parish Council, Mayor of Taos from 1976 until 1986, and former Fire Chief of Taos Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his four sons: Joseph J. Forck and wife Carolyn, Gerard F. "Chub" Forck and wife Imogene, Anthony S. "Tony" Forck and wife Carol, and Frank B. Forck and wife Shawnna, all of Taos; one daughter: Patricia Ann Verslues of Taos; two brothers: William "Bill" Forck and wife Shirley of Benton, and Mike "PeeWee" Forck and wife Mary Jane of Taos; three sisters: Mary Lee Bax of Wardsville, Betty Sue Klebba and her husband Kenny of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Darlene Reed and her husband Robert "Bob" of Jefferson City; 15 grandchildren: Jamie Forck, Jack Forck, Julie Grassele (Nathan), Sam Forck (Lindsey), Rachel Verslues, Nikki Timmerman (Nathan), Jody Bennett (Jason), Jon Forck, Ashley Borgmeyer (Keith), Matt Forck (Karrie), Lucas Forck, Robin Forck, Derek Forck, Dylan Forck, Dalton Forck; 10 great-grandchildren; one step-son, two step-daughters, and 12 step-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Taos Knights of Columbus Hall, with a prayer service to be held at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Wayne Boyer, officiating. Graveside services will follow in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; (573) 636-3838. Condolences

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