Forrest Wilke, 99, formerly of Beatrice, passed away on Sept. 7, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Syracuse.
He graduated from UNL, was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, served as a captain in the Army during World War II and he owned and operated Wilke Baking Company in Beatrice. Forrest married Fleeta Sherwood in 1942 and is survived by his son, Steven (Jeanne); his granddaughter, Sara King (Justin); his daughter, Linda Cochran (Phil); his grandchildren, Todd (Sarah) and Jill Drent (Kris); and his great-grandchildren, Brady, Briana, Morgan and Cooper.
Special thanks goes to the devoted staff at Good Samaritan Society and Linden View Assisted Living in Syracuse. Cremation has been arranged by Roper & Sons of Lincoln. A family service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Humane Society of Lincoln.