Paul Forstad

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Paul Forstad

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Paul Anthony Forstad, 69, of Overland Park, Kansas, died Oct. 3, surrounded by his loving family and the caring team at Kansas City Hospice House. 

Paul Forstad
Paul Forstad

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 7, at Sweeney-Phillips Holdren Funeral Home, in Warrensburg, Missouri at 2 p.m. with Pastor Adam Carter officiating.  Interment will follow in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time Friday at Sweeney Phillips Holdren Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Leawood Baptist Church, Leawood, KS at 2 p.m. with Pastor Adam Carter officiating.  A pot luck dinner will follow in Fellowship Hall at the church.

Paul was born Feb. 7, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Vernon and Elizabeth (Ritter) Forstad. After high school, Paul began a career with Coast-to-Coast Hardware Stores at the home office in Minneapolis.  A promotion brought him to Kansas City, where he met and married Peggy Tygart on September 11, 1971.  Their two daughters were born in Kansas City; Heather, in 1973 and Kristina in 1974. Paul changed career direction and after a special job assignment in Eugene, Oregon, where he became the Director of Distribution for Coast-to-Coast in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1975.  Their son, Aaron was born there in 1977.  Paul and Peggy were active members of Christ Lutheran Church in Crawfordsville.  Paul returned to Minneapolis with Coast-to-Coast Stores in 1982, and was an elder at Open Arms Christian Fellowship in Minneapolis.  1989 brought the family to Sedalia, MO, where Paul was the Distribution Center Manager for Payless Cashways.  The family was active in Antioch Fellowship Church.  A job change for Peggy brought them to South Kansas City in 2003, where Paul worked at the Dillard’s Oak Park Mall store.  He retired in 2013, and spent time in continuing genealogy research, gardening, enjoying time with his grandchildren, serving as a deacon at Leawood Baptist Church, and vacationing with Peggy.  Three weeks after a diagnosis of pancreatic and liver cancer, Paul and Peggy renewed their wedding vows at home on their 45th anniversary, Sept. 11, 2016, surrounded by family.  Paul’s greatest delight was spending time with his family.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and son, Aaron.  He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Overland Park, Kansas; mother-in-law Nita Holcomb, of Austin, Texas; father-in-law Audrey Tygart, of Smithville, Missouri; daughter Heather Daniel, of Camdenton, Missouri, and former son-in-law John Daniel, of Kansas City; daughter Kristina Harden and husband Derek, of Osawatomie, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Gage Harden and wife Crystal; Mikayla Harden Chernookiy and husband Alex, and 2 great-grandsons Silas and Elliott, Marrianna Harden, Alexa, Natalie, Sarah, and Max Daniel; sister Marilyn Forstad ,of Burnsville, Minnesota; sister Denice Dewaelsche and husband Tom, of Wichita, Kansas; brother Phillip Forstad and wife Linda, of Lutz, Florida; brother-in-law Mike Tygart and wife Lori, of Warrensburg, Missouri; sister-in-law Linda Coe and husband Phil, of Texas, and a large number of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, and can be left in care of the funeral home.