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Joey Forden - April 26, 2013


Joey Forden, 64 years of age from Upland, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. John’s Good Samaritan Center in Kearney.
Joey was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Minden to Dick and Bessie (Lovejoy) Forden.
He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at the Macon Methodist Church.
His mother died when he was 11 months old and then he went to live with Ed and Rena Steinkruger.
When Joey was 16 he moved back to Minden to be with his father.
He attended Hastings Tech and studied automotive mechanics.
On July 8, 1976, he married Dorothy Erickson. They were blessed with two children, Jeremiah and Kelly.
Joey worked at Joe’s Auto Repair in Franklin, Grayson Tool in Minden and then worked for many farmers in the Hildreth area.
Survivors include son, Jeremiah Cencich of Hibbing, Minn.; daughter, Kelly Miller and husband, David of West Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Bryce Tobiassen and Tavean Miller; special family, Leland and Betty Steinkruger, Calvin and Kayleen Schepker, Kelly and Jane Naslund, and Dallas and Hazel Volk and all their families.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were April 30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth with the Revs. Steve and Patti Byrne officiating.
Burial was in the Macon Cemetery.
Jelden-Craig Funeral Home in Hildreth was in charge of arrangements.