Mark Forrester

DIXON - Mark David Forrester, 63, of Dixon, passed away on Sept. 13, 2021. Mark was born on Jan. 2, 1958 in Rockford, to David and Rena (Wiltfang) Forrester.

He was an all around handyman/mechanic. He worked many years as a heavy equipment operator for MOE Local 150. When he retired from the union in 2020, Mark began farming for Kenney Farms. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and liked collecting toys and listening to Country Western music. He also loved to fish with his daughter, Rayana. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Franklin Grove.

Mark is survived by his spouse, Patricia of Franklin Grove; daughter Rayana Forrester; stepchildren, Jenee Jeanblanc of Oriental, N.C. and Jason Jeanblanc of Elizabeth; grandson, Cody (Jenna Mains) Forrester of Yakima, Wash.; Step-grandchild, Dylan (Caroline) Jeanblanc of Texas; sisters, Rita Bradford of Byron, Charlene (John) Rudd of Pinehurst, N.C. and Sheri (David) Pautsch of Leaf River; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by both of his parents and his daughter, Melissa Forrester.

Memorial service will be announced at a later time. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


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