Theodore C. Fortner

Theodore C. Fortner. Courtesy photo

Theodore C. Fortner, 92, of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill., died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:05 p.m.

He was born October 24, 1924 to Clarence James and Evelyn May Forster Fortner in Seattle, Wash. He married Elizabeth MaryAnne Smith and she died in 2001.

Theodore was a cabinet/furniture maker, and a jack of all trades. He was also a World War II veteran and was a corporal in the Army. He was injured during the war three months after he landed. He spent the next three years in a hospital with many surgeries; that’s where he met his wife, Elizabeth. She was an Army nurse.

He lived the last years of his life in Anza, California on his 15-acre ranch until he moved to Curtis Creek in Quincy in 2013.

He is survived by two sons, James Fortner of Camp Point, Ill., and Edward Fortner of Hawaii; three sisters, Dorothy Larsen, Doris Price, and Judy Begeman; three brothers, Ike Fortner, George Fortner and David Fortner; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel Fortner; two sisters, Joyce Smith and Ellen Brasfield; and a niece, Debbie Arnold.

A funeral service will be held Friday, September 8, 2017, at the Evans-Brown Mortuary in Sun City, California. Burial will be in the Riverside National Cemetery, right next to his wife.

One Response to "Theodore C. Fortner"

  1. Chris Moorman   November 24, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Please edit the spelling of Ellen Brasfield. There is only one S in the last name. Thank you.

    AVO – It has been fixed, sorry for the mistake.


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