"Somber Sunday" is going to be posts in which I add obituaries or a sad story situation to my blog. Any genea-bloggers that wish to join in are welcome. I will also be doing Fun/Funny Friday and these will be done on Friday and Sunday after the initial post.
2 Aug 1989
Mt. Pleasant--Clifford L. Forton, 73, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday at Central Michigan Community Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.
He was a native of Traverse City and had lived in Mt. Pleasant for 43 years. A member of Sacred Heart Parish and the Ushers Club. Clifford was employed by Kroeger's Store as a manager and was owner/operator of Fortons Supermarket and Witbeck's IGA in Clare. He was a veteran of the World War II in the Army.
Born, January 28, 1916, in Traverse City, he was the son of Angus L. and Josephine N. (Kratochvil) Forton. On September 29, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, he married the former Rose Ann Scully, who survives.
He is also survived by four daughters, Mary Jo Kennedy, Kathryn Anne Lemanek and Toni Raymond, all of Saginaw and Karen S. Gumbert of Grand Rapids; three sons, Robert of Decatur, Alabama, Richard J. of Dewitt and Thomas J. of East Lansing; nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. Richard Jozwiak will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemtery, Mt. Pleasant.
Friends may call until 9 p.m. and the rosary will be recited on 7;30 p.m. today at the Lux Funeral Home, 503 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant.
Memorials may be directed to the Sacred Heart Academy Foundation of the chairty of one's choise.