Pastor Ray L. Forstrom, age 94, formerly of Old Pittsfield Rd., Youngsville, PA, passed away December 21, 2020 at the Rouse Home where he had resided for the past 3 years.
He was born on October 24, 1926 in Evanston, Illinois. Ray served in the Air Force stationed in the Phillipines in 1945 – 1946. Following his discharge, he enrolled in Augustana College, graduating in 1951. Ray then entered Augustana Seminary and was ordained in Lutheran ministry in 1955. He served churches in Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio prior to accepting a call to the Brokenstraw Valley churches of Saron and Berea in 1970, retiring in 1994.
Pastor Ray is survived by three sons and their families; Paul of Wisconsin, Michael of Illinois and Jonathan of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene in 1966.
On October 21, 1977, Ray married Eleanor Danielson who passed away on March 1, 2020. They had over 42 wonderful years together. A memorial service will be scheduled in the summer. Burial will be in the Berea Lutheran Cemetery.
McKinney Funeral Homes in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinneyfuneral.com