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Brenda Forbes

January 8, 1948 — October 3, 2021

Brenda Corrine Forbes, age 73, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, passed away on October 3, 2021, with family by her side.

Brenda was born on January 8, 1948, in Brainerd, Minnesota, to parents, Harriet (Palmquist) and Clifford Dahl. She graduated in 1966 from Ashland High School in Ashland, Wisconsin.

On September 6, 1969, Brenda was united in marriage to Jack Forbes. The couple lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida, before settling in Wisconsin again for what would be Jack’s final years. Brenda then moved to Cottage Grove, Minnesota to be closer to her family.

Brenda spent many years working as a nurse and running an at-home daycare.  Health factors contributed to her early retirement.

Brenda enjoyed producing artistic creations, such as sewing and painting, and spending time with her family, grandchildren, and her furry companion, Ruby.

Preceding Brenda in death are her parents and husband.

Brenda is survived by son, Andrew “Andy” Forbes, his wife, Melissa and their children, Annika and Malin; daughter, Wendy Forbes; foster children, Ho Neang and her children, Tanya, Alan, and Dana, and their families and Chea Sok; siblings, Margo (Don) Beckett and Bruce (Debbie) Dahl; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, family members and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, Minnesota, 55016.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Brenda's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:50 AM.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Celebration of Life Service

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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