Mildred Lucille Forhan, 100, of Peoria, Illinois, formerly of Bloomington, Illinois passed away on Thursday August 31, 2023 at the Accolade Healthcare of Peoria. She was born on April 14, 1923 in Bloomington, Illinois the daughter of Edward C. and Gertrude M. (Ittenbach) Gose. Mildred married William E. Forhan on October 10, 1953 in Peoria, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2003.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a Radio Manufacturing Engineer during World War II. Mildred was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church of Peoria Heights, Illinois. She gained notoriety just this year when she was featured on the Smucker’s jelly jar upon turning 100 years old.
Mildred is survived by her son Stephen Edward (Sheri) Forhan; grandson Jason Michael (Stephanie) Forhan; two granddaughters Kathleen Marie Haberland, Rachel Christine Metzer; eight great grandchildren Parker Forhan, Quinten Forhan, Ava Haberland, Corrine Haberland, Ethan Haberland, Colton Metzer, Makenzie Metzer and Hadley Metzer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son Michael Anthony Forhan.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday September 5, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Cumerford Clary Funeral Home in Peoria, Illinois. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2023 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, Illinois starting at 10:00am. With a visitation one half hour prior. Monsignor Jason Gray will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials in honor of Mildred may be directed to the Catholic Charities. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.cumerfordclary.com.