O.K. Forest, age 88, passed away on June 26, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, MT. O.K. was born August 2, 1930 South of Poplar, MT to Bert and Edith (Westfall) Forest. He served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. On August 10, 1953 he married Jeanette Brenden. To this union they had three children; Deena, Mike and Kim.
Following his discharge, O.K. started his life long career with Glasgow Readi-Mix. After numerous huge jobs like the Glasgow Air Force Base, Byron Tressler entrusted the Wolf Point Readi-Mix operation to O.K. The family moved to Wolf Point where O.K. finished out his tenure of 42 years in the cement business.
Upon retirement O.K. and Jeanette fulfilled their lifetime dream of having a home on Fort Peck Lake. Jeanette made sure O.K. always had a project; although complaining, he loved every minute. They at last had time to do gardening, canning, fishing and boating that they thoroughly loved. Hosting Family for countless get-togethers was something O.K. really looked forward to and enjoyed. Following their Fort Peck adventure, they spent a few years in Bullhead City, AZ experiencing the warm weather. Ultimately, they returned to O.K.’s beloved Montana to be close to family.
O.K. loved his horses, whether it was roping with his son Mike or taking the family on wagon trains and rodeos. He enjoyed the yearly hunting trips with family and friends, mostly into the Montana Mountains for moose & elk. He was always trying to challenge anyone to a good game of cribbage. O.K. gave endless time every year to the Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede.
O.K. is survived by his son: Mike/Laura Forest of Peerless, MT and their children Chad/Jackie & son Easton of Richland and Kyla Forest of Glasgow. Daughter: Kim/Dennis Visser of Williston, ND and their children; Jade of Williston and his daughter Brianna of MN; Ryan and his children Kaeley & Elijah all of Williston; and Jaclyn/Casey Bohanon & daughter Avery Jeanette of Lebanon, TN. The children of the late Deena DeWitt: Stacey DeWitt and her children Slade Martinez both of Wolf Point, Walker DeWitt/Shayna of Billings and Maestro Martinez of Phoenix, AZ; Justin/Arden DeWitt and their children Miexel and LaSandra DeWitt all of Wolf Point along with numerous nieces and nephews. O.K. was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jeanette; daughter Deena DeWitt, his parents, sister Louise McNally and brother LeRoy Forest.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life for O.K. Forest will be held at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer Street in Wolf Point, on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place at the Forest family plot of Poplar, MT Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point, MT has been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences can be left for the family by using the form below.