Randy Joe Forte, 64, Johnston
Obituaries · February 01, 2018

Randy Joe Forte, 64, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Taylor Hospice House with his wife, Jan, by his side.

Randy was born on March 28, 1953, in Greeley, Colo., to Richard and Jane Forte. He graduated from West Liberty High School and later from the University of Iowa.

Randy enjoyed his Hawkeyes, especially football games, Cubs baseball, fishing or playing cribbage with his longtime friends Sam “Larry” Gillotti and Jerry “Curly” Green, and spending time with all of his nieces and nephews. Randy also enjoyed his shot of Jack Daniels with each Hawk touchdown — GO HAWKS!

Randy is survived by his wife, Jan; daughter, Emily; grandchildren, Charlotte and Lucas; mother, Jane Forte of West Liberty; brother, Dennis (Nancy) Forte of Olympia, Wash.; and sisters, Jacque (John) Walker of West Liberty and Connie (Roger) Laughlin of West Branch.

Preceding him in death is his father, Richard Forte.

A memorial visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines.

Randy’s family would like to thank the John Stoddard Cancer Treatment Center for all of their support and guidance as well as Taylor Hospice House for their exceptional care.

Memorial contributions can be made to the John Stoddard Cancer Treatment Center or Taylor Hospice House at Unity Point.

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