Dolores Lorraine Forcia

L’ANSE – Dolores Lorraine Forcia, 83, of L’Anse, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014, at her home.

She was born October 25, 1930, in Ishpeming, daughter of Arvo and Ida (Walitalo) Jokinen. Dolores attended school in Herman and L’Anse. She married Clarence Forcia on March 25, 1950, in L’Anse. Dolores was a home maker and she raised her family along with her brother’s children. She enjoyed going to the casino, reading, genealogy, and collecting antiques, dishes, and dolls.

Dolores was a member of the Watton Apostolic Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Forcia of L’Anse; children, Leslie Forcia of L’Anse, Lynn (Andrew Joshi) Forcia of Virginia, Lance (Sandra) Forcia of L’Anse, Larry Forcia of L’Anse, Leif (Lauren) Forcia of L’Anse; grandchildren, Jason Forcia, Jesse Forcia, Jeremy (Miranda) Forcia, Jaren Forcia, Lance (Alexandria) Forcia Jr., Heidi Forcia, Holly Aho-Forcia, Calli Forcia, Leif Forcia Jr., Chaz Forcia, Shanna Forcia, Monica Joshi; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are two babies, Lee Alaine and Loran Jesse Forcia; daughter, Lorene Butterfield; brother, Gary Jokinen; a great-granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Jacobson Funeral Home and Thursday, July 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Watton Apostolic Lutheran Church in Watton, Michigan.

Her funeral service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Watton Apostolic Lutheran Church. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.

The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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