Paul Joseph Forck, age 52, passed away on Thursday, November 04, 2021 at his home in Valeria, Iowa. The son of Jerome "Jerry" and Wilma (Schaffrin) Forck, Paul, was born on October 18, 1969 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He moved to Colfax, Iowa in 1975 and graduated from Colfax-Mingo High School in 1988. He married Tina Wade in 1991 and together they raised their 3 children, Cheri, Beth, and TJ "Bubba". Paul was remarried in 2021 to Kathie (Warrick) Forck. They quickly fell in love and never wanted to spend time apart. Their relationship was filled with so much laughter, adventure, and love. The special bond they shared was evident to all those around them. Throughout Paul's life he was employed with Vermeer, Davey's Tree Service, Wright Tree Service, and the City of Des Moines. Paul was an incredibly hard-working and dedicated arborist. Paul also continued his father's legacy as the second-generation owner and operator of Forck's Tree Service with his son, TJ. He took great pride in the work he did and loved to help others while also doing what he did best. Paul was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, camping, and playing with his beloved bloodhound, Belle. He treasured the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, and dear friends. He loved to treat his family with his famous no-bake cookies. Everyone who knew Paul was touched by his kindness and humor. He could light up a room with his vibrant and outgoing personality. Paul loved being a prankster and brought much laughter to those around him. He was incredibly caring and generous; he would gladly give the shirt off his back to help someone in need.
Preceding Paul in death were his parents, Jerry and Wilma Forck. Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Kathie Forck; son, TJ (Kyrea) Forck; daughters, Beth (Dustin Koder) Forck, and Cheri (Adam) Foreman; stepdaughter, Mindy (Ben) Dunlavy; siblings, Michelle Forck, Tim Forck, Patrick (Toni) Forck, and Matt (Chris) Forck; mother-in-law, Karen Clark; grandchildren, Shawna, Caleb, Karson, Leslie, and Kolt; step-grandchild, Gabbi; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 21st at 2pm at the Colfax Historical Center located at 500 N Walnut St. in Colfax, IA. Guests are encouraged to wear any Kansas City Chiefs or Forck's Tree Service attire in his honor. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
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Paul was one-of-a-kind friend and neighbor for many years. Our kids all grew up together. I miss all of us gathering at Wilma and Jerrys sitting in the front yard listening to all the "good olé boy" stories Jerry had and all the stories of the kids growing up. There were so many great times. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. He will never be forgotten. Kelly Cooper