He was born November 14, 1947 in Concordia Kansas to James W. and Betty (Fyfe) Forshee. He graduated from Miltonvale High School in 1965 and then from Kansas State University in 1970 with his BS in Animal Science and Industry.
It was in Manhattan that he met Peggy With and they were united in marriage at St Isidore’s Catholic Church January 25, 1969. They had recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. James (Jim) was born with a love for the land and livestock. He raised hogs, cattle, wheat, alfalfa, and milo. He provided many championship animals to local 4-H kids, some of which were his own grandkids. He was a member of St. Mary’s parish in Glasco. Over the years he had served on the church council, the local school board, and had taught high school religious education.
He loved his family and is survived by his wife Peggy, his daughter Tammy (Bob) Klaus of Hays; son, David Forshee, Delphos, daughter-in-law Stacey Forshee Concordia; son, Steven (Tammy) Forshee, Jamestown; and daughter Carrie (Michael) Kline of Salina. His brother’s Tom (Cathy) Forshee and John (Debra) Forshee and his sister’s Annette (Larry) Starr and Mary (Greg) Champlin. His pride and joy were his grandkids, Morgan (Skyler) Tebo and Nolan Klaus, Kendra Forshee and fiancée Blaine Bettencourt, Lauren (Braden) Field, and Wyatt Forshee, Garrett Forshee, and Caleb and Connor Kline as well as his newest pride, great grandchild Ryker Tebo and Baby Field expected October 2019. He also is survived by his wife’s siblings and their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister and brother-in law Judy and Bob Moulton.
James will be remembered for his strong work ethic, his friendly smile and his love of his family, his faith, and the land.
Visitation will be on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, with a Vigil/Rosary Service led by Fr. Damian Richards at 5:00 p.m. Family will receive friends after service.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Glasco, with Fr. Damian Richards officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery-Meredith Township, Rural Concordia, Kansas.
The family suggests memorials to James C. Forshee memorial fund to be decided at a later time c/o Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.