Delbert Allen Forman, 72 of rural West Lebanon, passed away peacefully in his sleep, early Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, 2019 in his home.
He was born June 7, 1947 in Ponca City, Okla. to Marita Ione Wilson Forman and the late William Edward Forman.
Mr. Forman graduated from Ponca City High School and attended Oklahoma University for two years. He married Loretta Frances White in Oklahoma on June 11, 1966 and she survives. He later earned his BS in Manufacturing Engineering from IU Kokomo. He spent most of his career in battery manufacturing as an engineer. He had been employed by Prestolite, Exide and General Battery. They moved to West Lebanon in 1997 from Frankfort, and had previously lived in Manchester, Iowa and Oklahoma. He was currently employed by A.J. Hetrick Contruction Enterprises of West Lebanon as a consultant.
He was a collector and enjoyed all things trains! Both large and small. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved classic cars especially Mopars. He collected antique firearms and ammunition, antique Maytag Washing Machines as well as old tractors/farm equipment and stamps
Survivors in addition to his wife include his mother Marita of Del City, Okla.; daughter, Breanna ‘Nikki’ Forman at home; five sons Darren (Kathy) Forman of rural Waynetown, John Forman of Frankfort, Matthew (Candy) Forman of Brookston, Paul (Regina) Forman of Peru and Kyle (Kimberlyn) Forman of Rossville; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters Nancy Poage of Del City, Okla., Leta Reimler of Nicoma Park, Okla., Jean Akhter or Franklin, Wis.; and two brothers James Forman of Keller, Texas and Bill Forman of Salsbury, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his father William.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate with the Rev. Kevin Howey officiating. Private family interment will follow in West Lebanon Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Associating.
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