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Detective Brian Charles Forbes

November 17, 1944 — June 12, 2023

St. Louis

Detective Brian Charles Forbes

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Brian C. Forbes passed away on Monday, the 12th of June 2023, age 78. Devoted husband of 55 years to his wife Rhonda L. Forbes, nee Crain; grateful and loving father of Laura (Joe) Dorhauer and David (Karen) Forbes; dear brother to Wayne (the late Sherry) Forbes; brother-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, other family and friend to many, especially his buddy Milo. Brian is preceded in death by his parents, the late Howard Forbes and the late Harriet Forbes, nee Kunz.

Brian was a U.S. Navy veteran serving 2 tours of Vietnam aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CVA 14). Brian retired from the St. Louis County Police Department as a Detective in May 1997 after 30 years of service, including 10 years on the Major Case Squad. In his free time, Brian was an avid bowler and enjoyed golfing, especially with family and friends, but his favorite pastime was watching his grandchildren at sporting events and other activities.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Backstoppers.

Visitation will be held Monday June 19, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Chapel 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63129. Funeral Mass will be held the next morning, June 20, at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church at 9:15 a.m. followed by interment in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.

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Visitation

Monday, June 19, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes - South County Chapel

4830 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129

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Mass

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

9:15 - 10:15 am (Central time)

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church

4900 Ringer Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129

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Interment

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

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