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Thomas W. Forcier

Tom passed away, Saturday, January 14, 2023 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born April 16, 1960 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of James and Carol (Sorlie) Forcier. Tom worked as a welder for Bradford White. In his free time he enjoyed golfing, camping, socializing, flying and coaching football. He was a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Otsego Elks and the Outdoor Adventures. On September 3, 2011 in Plainwell he married Jackie Patrick who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Ben (Faith) and Brady (Heather) both of Wayland; step-children, Andrew (Danielle) of Angola and Katie (Lawrence) of Otsego; grandchildren, Odette, Alexa, Oakley, Tinsley and Berkley; siblings, Kathy (Kurt), Jim, Jeff and Mike along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Tom’s family from 2-5 PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to

Wings of Hope Hospice.

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Bryon & Kandy Campbell

January 16, 2023 at 12:06 pm

Forcier Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Tom was a good friend growing up in Otsego. One of the nicest people you would ever meet. His parents were wonderful people as well. I pray for you and your family at this difficult time.


Diane Lauska

January 16, 2023 at 12:47 pm

Jackie I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.


Sally A Laws

January 16, 2023 at 12:55 pm

I’m so sorry to hear this news. Wanted to stop in before I went to Florida & never did.

Regrets! You hang in there Jackie been thinking & praying for you. Big hugs see you in March.


Tim and Marcia Quigley

January 16, 2023 at 2:04 pm

Dear Family,

Tom was one of a kind! He was out spoken – we had a lot of fun with him at the Elks!

Please know that he is an Angel in Heaven watching over you! Fly high, Tom Rest in Peace!


Tim and Marcia Quigley

January 16, 2023 at 2:06 pm

Dear Family of Tom,

Please know that Tom is now an angel watching over you!

Fly High Tom, and Rest in Peace!


Lyn Shumaker

January 16, 2023 at 2:47 pm

Ben n Brady, I just don’t know what to say. Losing your mom, my best friend. Now your dad. My heart goes out to you 2. Prayers to you both n the family.❤️❤️❤️❤️


Steve Forcier

January 16, 2023 at 2:49 pm

Tom and I were 2 of 5 boys born into the Forcier family in 1960. I really wish we could have spent more time together cuz! Rest in peace, prayers to your family and friends.


Bill & Cheri Kemp

January 16, 2023 at 3:12 pm

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your rich memories of times past help to ease your heavy hearts.


Ryan Figger

January 16, 2023 at 5:22 pm

Rest in Peace Tom.

Very much enjoyed your friendship and working with you at JCI Meadowbrook.

A lot of memories from times at work and enjoying times outside of work.

To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Ronna Bonneau

January 16, 2023 at 6:41 pm

I am so sorry for you loss. I will keep you in my prayers.


Matt and Glenda Ash

January 16, 2023 at 6:52 pm

Dear Family. We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We had a lot of great times at OHS. What a true friend. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace Tom.


David Haverkamp

January 16, 2023 at 7:53 pm

Tom was the funniest person I have met in my life. Always had a blast hanging out and felt privileged when we would go flying. I was truly blessed to have known him. My prayers to his family.


Sherri Vassau

January 16, 2023 at 9:23 pm

Kathy, Kurt, Jeff and all the rest of the family and friends, I am sorry for your loss and I pray peace can be found in each of your hearts and with time contentment knowing he is in heaven. Sending blessings.


Maryellen Mattson

January 16, 2023 at 9:47 pm

My deepest condolences to his wife and family. May God comfort you in this time of loss.


Lisa Riston

January 16, 2023 at 10:26 pm

Jackie, I am so sorry. Sending you so many prayers and the biggest hug ever.


Mark Runnels

January 16, 2023 at 10:50 pm

I met Tom at AAM when he worked there as a welding technician. By chance we discovered that we shared a love for aviation and spent a good deal of time talking about aircraft , and flying .

New of his loss saddens me . We were pretty good friends at work and I always enjoyed his company.

Take Wing my friend , and soare to new heights.


Ron Bolt

January 17, 2023 at 12:16 pm

Tom was a great guy worked with him at JCI. He always had a smile for you and always said and did things to make you laugh.

So sorry for your loss he will be missed.


Ron Arndt

January 17, 2023 at 1:19 pm

I ran track and went to school with Tom . He was an amazing person. R I P TOM


Kyle Smith

January 17, 2023 at 2:04 pm

I worked with Tom at Bradford White side by side as a Manufacturing Engineering Technician. He was one of the smartest and funniest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure to call my friend. He was a good teammate and an even better person. He will truly be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of his company. My deepest sympathies to his family in their time of grief.


Darby & Clifford Robinson

January 17, 2023 at 6:25 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Sue VanLiere

January 17, 2023 at 9:18 pm

Jackie and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.


Gerben 'Andy' Kuipers

January 18, 2023 at 6:53 am

I got to know Tom when we were working together at Lakewood. He was the friendliest and funniest person you could meet. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and all who knew him.


Brandi Currie

January 18, 2023 at 10:52 am

Our condolences to the family. Prayers for peace and comfort.


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Terri and Susie

January 18, 2023 at 3:30 pm

May you rest in peace Tom. Always loved your family growing up in Otsego. We had a great neighborhood. May you fly high above us and wrap your wings around your soooo loved family. Until we meet again my friend.


Jan Jameson

January 18, 2023 at 3:48 pm

I am honored to have known Tom. He and I shared many deep discussions about life and we both enjoyed them. My deepest condolences to the Forcier family.

R.I.P Tom. You are missed.


Wendy Drewyor

January 19, 2023 at 3:32 pm

Jackie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you can find some comfort in all of your memories and in knowing that he is at peace and will always be watching over you. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.


Tina and Dan Lynch

January 22, 2023 at 2:04 pm

Jackie and family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Peace be with you all.


Roger Sutton

February 2, 2023 at 11:36 am

I am so sorry to hear of your loss , I went to school with Tom at OHS , I always thought of Tom as my friend , but as everything in life goes ,we tend to drift away , I was shocked when I found out , my deepest condolences to his family .


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