John Forbes, Jr.

John G. Forbes, Jr., 46, of Waukon died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn Groe officiating.
John Gary Forbes, Jr. was born September 30, 1968 in Waterloo, the son of John and Shirley (Allen) Forbes. He married Sarah Gambrell; they later divorced. John was self-employed and owned his own trucking company. He also worked for Canton River Towing and ADM Barge, where he worked his way up to captain. John adored his family and loved doing fun things with his children. He also liked NASCAR, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
John is survived by his parents, John and Shirley Forbes of Harpers Ferry; his son, Devan Forbes of Harpers Ferry; twin sons, John and Tyler Forbes of Waukon; two brothers, Mark (Teresa) Forbes of Postville and Mike (Gina) Forbes of Oelwein; three step-children, Leiah Gambrell, Whitney Carpenter and Donovon Bruns; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wayne and Lillian Allen and Lemuel and Mary Forbes; and many aunts and uncles.
Honorary casketbearers were Troy Hansmeier and Matt Hawkins. Online condolences may be left at


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