Forrest D. Holland (63) of Lafayette, Ind., formerly of Effingham


Published on August 7 2013 1:55 pm

Forrest D. Holland, 63, of Lafayette, Indiana passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at St. Elizabeth East.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10 at Evangelical Covenant Church, 3600 S. 9th  Street, Lafyette. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 9, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Evangelical Covenant Church for the east welcome counter (Forrest’s Corner), or to Celebrating Brad: - a foundation supporting cancer research and art scholarship.

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He was born March 5, 1950 to Leslie and Virginia (Vail) Holland in Shumway, Illinois. Forrest graduated from Effingham High School and attended Cornell University on a math and basketball scholarship graduating with a bachelor’s degree in math and later earning his master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University. He married Jeanne Deborah Percival in 1974 and had three children. Forrest was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church in Lafayette and worked for Purdue University’s State Utility Forecasting Group for over 30 years. He enjoyed science fiction, the St. Louis Cardinals, black jelly beans and witty humor. He was a kind-hearted man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife Jeanne; son, Dale of Lafayette, daughters, Katie Russell (husband John) of Pittsburgh, Penn. and Jenny of Austin, Tex.; parents, Leslie and Virginia Holland of Effingham; brother, Carl Holland of Sparta and grandchildren, John and Mary Russell.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Carol Holland and Sharon Westendorf (husband Allen).