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Harold John Forpahl

September 17, 1946 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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A Mass of Christian Burial for Harold J. Forpahl will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Warroad at 1:00PM.

Interment will happen at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 1pm. Guests should assembly at assembly area #2 at 12:45.


Harold John Forpahl, 76 of Warroad, and formerly Brooklyn Center, MN  was born September 17, 1946 to Frank  and Cecelia (Kirby) Forpahl in Minneapolis, MN.  He passed of metastatic bladder cancer in Fargo, ND on September 9, 2023.   Harold was married to Catherine Pellett of Roosevelt, MN.  He served in the Navy, and was a Vietnam veteran.   After retiring from SuperValu in 2010 Harold and Catherine moved to Warroad.

He was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Warroad and a member of the Knights of Columbus, the VFW and the Color and Honor Guard.  Harold was a volunteer in the Ruffed Grouse Society,  mowed grass at St. Mary’s Cemetery and helped the community in many other ways.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, snowmobiling, and spending time with his family.

Harold is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine; sons Robert (Alisa), Randy (Charlene) and Derrin; daughters Debra Amelse (Jeffrey) and Denise Johnson (Derek); grandchildren Anthony, Alyxandra, Jake, Jason and Blake Forpahl; Garrett, Marie and Carter Amelse; Nathan, Marissa and Zachary Johnson and Molly Holasek; 4 great grandchildren; brothers Jim and Joe Forpahl and many nieces and nephews. 

Harold was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Cecelia, and siblings Edward and Mary. 

Special thanks goes out to the DAV and Warroad Community for welcoming Harold after his retirement. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family or a donation in his name to a cancer, catholic or veteran related charity.  

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Mass of Christian Burial
September 16, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Mary s Catholic Church (Warroad)


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