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Born: March 5, 1950

Death: August 6, 2013






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Forrest D. Holland

    March 5, 1950  -  August 6, 2013
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Forrest D. Holland, 63, of Lafayette passed away Tuesday, August 6 at St. Elizabeth East. He was born on March 5, 1950 to Leslie and Virginia (Vail) Holland in Shumway, IL. Forrest graduated from Effingham High School and attended Cornell University on a math and basketball scholarship graduating with a bachelor’s degree in math and later earning his master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University. He married Jeanne Deborah Percival in 1974 and had three children.
Forrest was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church in Lafayette and worked for Purdue University’s State Utility Forecasting Group for over 30 years. He enjoyed science fiction, the St. Louis Cardinals, black jelly beans and witty humor. He was a kind-hearted man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife Jeanne and his son Dale of Lafayette, two daughters Katie Russell (husband John) of Pittsburgh, PA and Jenny of Austin, TX, his parents Leslie and Virginia Holland of Effingham, IL, a brother Carl Holland of Sparta, IL, and two grandchildren, John and Mary Russell. He was preceded in death by his sisters Carol Holland and Sharon Westendorf (husband Allen).
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, August 9, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 10, at Evangelical Covenant Church, 3600 S. 9th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for the Welcome Counter (Forrest’s Corner) at Evangelical Covenant Church or to Celebrating Brad: sweetforcertain.com - a foundation supporting cancer research and art scholarship.