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Ernst E Forster

Obituary for Ernst E Forster

June 29, 1932 - August 1, 2018
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 86


Ernst E. Forster, "Ernie", age 86, of Bargersville, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, at Aspen Trace Senior Living Community.
Ernie was born on June 29, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Friedrich and Marie (Voigt) Forster. He graduated from Freeport High School, Long Island, NY in 1950, and studied at Farmingdale State College, SUNY, earning an Associates Degree. Ernie was drafted to the U.S. Army in 1955, and was a Veteran of the the Korean War Conflict, serving 2 years. Ernie went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from Hofstra University and his Masters Degree from Delphi University. On February 27, 1965, he married Christa G. (Wagner) Forster, who preceded him in death in August 2001. Ernie worked with several companies over the years while living on Long Island, and was a certified volunteer fireman for the Nesconset Fire Department. In 1981, the Forster family moved to Indiana for the opportunity to work for Wavetek Corporation in Beech Grove and Ernie performed consulting work for many years until his retirement.
Ernie was a member and Elder of Concordia Lutheran Church for over 30 years, and served the church community after retirement as a Financial Advisor for Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent Financial). Ernie was a supporter of the Indianapolis Zoo, the Indianapolis Children's Museum, and was an active member of Indianapolis Liederkranz, an organization that cultivates and perpetuates German culture through music. Ernie was a fan of all of Indianapolis sporting teams, and attended the Indy 500, the Brickyard 400, the United States Grand Prix, and the MotoGP yearly.
Survivors include his sons and their wives: Ernie and Ruth Forster, Eric and Joy Forster, Edwin and Kim Forster, and Christian and Beth Forster. Ernst's 5 grandchildren, and their many cousins, called him "Opa".
The family will receive guests to celebrate Ernie's life at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Services and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, on Thursday, August 9, from 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services for Mr. Forster will be held on Friday, August 10, at 11:00 am at Concordia Lutheran Church, 305 Howard Rd., Greenwood, IN 46142. Pastor John Flamme will officiate. Burial will immediately follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indianapolis Liederkranz, 1417 E. Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46201.

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