In Memory

John E Forstner

John E Forstner

 John F. Forstner, 57, of Fort Gratiot died Wednesday, October 8, 2000, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

He was born July 4, 1943, in Port Huron to the late Norman Herman and Georgina (Jones) Forstner and was a life long area resident. He married Karen Rogers July 22, 1967 in Port Huron.

Mr Forstner was employed at Detroit Edison. He was a member of Port Huron Lodge #48 F&AM. He was a loving and devoted father and husband.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; a son, Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Yoko) Forstner of Washington; a daughter, Channon Forstner of Port Huron; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Pat) Forstner of Port Huron, Robert Forstner of Florida and Mr and Mrs. Michael (Sharron) Forstner of Port Huron; two sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Pauline) Glombowski of Detroit and Barb Ziehme of Port Huron; two sisters-in-law, Jean Forstner and Raelene Burns, his mother-in-law, Nina Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Forstner. 

Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery. Military Honors were conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans. 

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06/23/10 07:47 PM #1    

John Chidester

 From the Port Huron Times Herald: 

FORT GRATIOT: Police are still investigating a motorcycle accident that left a 57-year-old  Fort Gratiot man dead Wednesday.

John Forstner was pronounced daed upon arrival at Port Huron Hospital after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into the side of a pick-up truck. 

Mr. Fostner was heading south on State Road when the pickup, heading north, tried to make a left turn into a private drive south of Brace Road. Mr. Fostner's motorcycle struck the passenger side of the pickup.

Mr. Fostner's son, Scott, 26, of Tacoma, Wash., was a passenger on his father's motorcycle when the accident occurred. He was treated in Port Huron Hospital for cuts and bruises and released. 

The driver of the pickup, a 32-year-old Fort Gratiot man, was not injured. Police are withholding his name. 

St. Clair County Sheriff deputies did not ticket the pickup at the scene, but Sgt. Thomas Carr said an investigation is continuing into the accident.

"It does not appear at this time that alcohol or speed was a factor in the wreck," the sergeant said. "(The driver of the pickup) claims he didn't see the motorcycle."

John Fortner, a Detroit Edison Co. employee, was a lifelong resident of Port Huron.

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