Bernard Forck



Bernard “Bernie” Francis Forck, 67, Chamois, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born Sept. 11, 1956, late Norbert and Angeline (Schneiders) Forck in Jefferson City.

He was united in marriage to Marian Scheppers Oct. 14, 1978, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City.

Bernie attended St. Francis Catholic School in Taos and was a 1974 graduate of Blair Oaks High School.

He was employed with Chesebrough-Ponds (where he met Marian), Zumwalt-Forck Construction, and eventually worked for himself. After retiring from construction, Bernie was employed with  Blair Oaks and the Missouri State Highway Patrol until a medical diagnosis forced him to quit work.

He enjoyed camping, trout fishing, hobby farming, hunting, playing poker, board games, traveling and reading the newspaper. Bernie also liked watching sports, including the St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Renegades baseball and the Kansas City Chiefs football. It gave him great joy to watch his daughter Sarah play sports, as well as watching his granddaughters Caroline play soccer and Lorelei play the harp.

Bernie was preceded in death by parents, Norbert and Angeline;  brother, John Forck; sisters Rosemary McKinnon and husband Otis and Martha Haynes and husband Mike; brother-in-law Jim Singer;  and sister-in-law, Cindy Forck.

He is survived by wife Maria; daughter: Sarah Weeks and husband Aaron of Wardsville; granddaughters: Lorelei Angeline and Caroline Devera Weeks; beloved dog, Patty; cat, Kitty; brothers; Tom “Duke” Forck and wife Jane, Larry Forck and wife Joanie, Eddie Forck and wife Connie, Walter “Toad” Forck and Steve Forck; sister, Ruth Ann Singer; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos followed by a memorial gathering for family and friends at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Taos until 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions suggested to family to be divided among charities that were near and dear to Bernie.

Arrangements entrusted to Houser-Millard Funeral Directors in Jefferson City.