Forrest E. Magnuson

Forrest E. Magnuson, 90, formerly of Wayne, and Indianapolis, Ind., died Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.  

Memorial graveside services are planned at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne for a future date.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Forrest Eugene “Frosty” Magnuson was born Dec. 25, 1929 at Laurel to George and Pearl (Goldberg) Magnuson. He graduated from Concord High School in 1947. Forrest served in the United States Army during the Korean War from Aug. 23, 1951 to July 3, 1953, and the Army Reserve from July 4, 1953 to Aug. 22, 1959.  Forrest married Adelyn (Claussen) May 27, 1951.  The couple farmed near Wayne until moving into Wayne in 1969. They later divorced. Forrest moved to Indianapolis, Ind. in 1976 and returned to Nebraska in 2018, living in Fremont before moving to the Norfolk Veterans Home. He was employed in various sales positions and business ventures. Forrest was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. He loved football, especially the Indianapolis Colts and the Huskers. He was a huge fan of the Indy 500 and often attended the races. Forrest was quick-witted with a big personality and enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and gardening.

Survivors include his son, Brian (Karen) Magnuson of Fremont and daughter, Lisa (Steve) Brandt of Fremont; grandson, Christopher (Amy) Brandt; granddaughter, Andrea (Layne) Shubert; brother, Vincent (Nancy) Magnuson of Duluth, Minn.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Maynard Magnuson.

The Wayne Herald

Mailing Address:
114 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-375-2600

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