Fred Albert Forster

May 4, 1925 - March 12, 2015
Fred Albert Forster

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Fred Albert Forster, much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Richard and Elise Forster. He was an Army veteran of World War II during which he served as a tank gunner. He graduated from Long Island University with an accounting degree and was employed in the international division of Pfizer Inc. for 35 years, serving in various accounting and financial positions in the U.S., Asia, and Latin America. After retirement, he served as Business Manager at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY for three years, after which he and his wife moved to Hendersonville, NC in 1990.

A life-long member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, he was active in congregational and LCMS Synodical affairs wherever he lived. In Hendersonville, he was a member of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Elise D. Forster; sons, Richard Forster and wife Lois of Monticello, IN, Kenton and wife Jean of Oak Ridge, TN; grandchildren, Peter Forster and wife Wendy, Christa and husband Ben Hulin, Jacob Forster, Bethany and husband Elliot Hartje, and Stefanie Forster; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Vivian Forster and Elston Hartje.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church with visitation an hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, 2606 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.


Saturday, March 21, 2015
12:00 AM

Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church - Directions
2606 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • March 14, 2015
    The Towe Family says:
    Elise & Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Fred was such a sweet, loving soul. He was filled with knowledge, compassion & a servant's heart. We were always thankful to count him & you among our friends. He will be missed. May God bless all of you, in your time of grief. And may the fond memories that you surely have sustain you. Love, Michael, Julie & Christopher Towe

  • March 15, 2015
    Marian Erwin & Rose Rescigno says:
    We offer our deepest sympathies on your loss.

  • March 15, 2015
    Aaron Dean says:
    Hi, I'm not sure what happened to Mr. Forster but I just happened to be there when he wrecked his car near epic theatre. I didnt know him but I did hold him until paramedics arrived. He never responded to me but he looked very much at peace and didnt show any sign of suffering. He just looked like a very kind man and I wanted to say Im sorry for your loss..Aaron Dean