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Clarence A Forcia

October 28, 1926 — May 21, 2016

Clarence “Dempsy” Alfred Forcia, age 89 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was born October 28, 1926 in Baraga, MI son of John and Ellen (Hawkins) Forcia. He attended Baraga High School then went into the US Navy. Clarence married Dolores Jokinen on March 25, 1950 in L’Anse. He worked as a miner at CCI for 35 years. Clarence enjoyed gardening, cutting wood, he loved to work, and taking day trips with Leslie. Surviving are his children, Leslie Forcia of L’Anse, Lynn (Andrew) Joshi-Forcia of Virginia, Lance (Sandra) Forcia of L’Anse, Larry Forcia of L’Anse, Leif Forcia of L’Anse; brother Floyd Forcia of L’Anse; sisters Laura Lee of Flint, MI, Anna Nobel of Flint; grandchildren, Jason, Jesse, Jeremy (Miranda), Jaren (Jade), Lance Jr. (Alexandria), Heidi, Holly (Forest) Aho, Calli, Leif Jr. (Rebecca), Chaz, Shanna, Monica Joshi; and 15 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents; wife Dolores; children, infants Lee Alaine and Loren Jesse, Lorene Butterfield; siblings, Pauline Harrington, Irene Vuk, Celia Mayo, Mildred LaFernier, Jack Forcia; and 1 great grandchild. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 24th from 4-7 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home and on Wednesday, May 25th from 10-11 a.m. at the Watton Apostolic Lutheran Church. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. at the Watton Apostolic Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Storm officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with Baraga County Area Veterans conducting military rites under the direction of the American Legion Post 444. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Clarence’s guest book or send condolences at .

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