Forest Emile Ducommun, age 75 of Neosho, Missouri passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019
at his home. Forest was born October 5, 1943 in Cherokee, Iowa, the eldest son of the late Clair
Ducommun and Marjory Ware Ducommun of Peterson, Iowa. He graduated from Sioux Valley
High School in 1961, and served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967 in Germany. On
August 1, 1969 he married Janet Florine in Sutherland, Iowa. From 1974 to 1984, Forest and
Janet lived and farmed in Knob Noster, Missouri before moving to Neosho, Missouri in 1984. In
addition to raising his family, Forest worked as a farmer, mechanic, maintenance technician,
sawmill owner, sanitation company owner, and as a jack-of-all-trades in between. There was
very little he couldn't fix. Fiercely independent, he was happiest as an entrepreneur running his
own schedule in many of these ventures. He was an avid gardener and looked forward to
spring and summer every year, gifting many friends and neighbors with his prized home-grown
tomatoes and fresh eggs.
Forest was preceded in death by his father Clair; mother Marjory; sister Ann; brother Ronnie;
his wife Janet; and daughter Ronni.
Survivors include his children: Shane Ducommun and wife Shin Kim of Frisco, Texas; Lisa
McGrath and husband Jim of O'Fallon, Missouri; Angela Ducommun of St Louis, Missouri; Travis
Ducommun and wife Stacia Alvarez of St. Charles, Missouri; Boone Ducommun of Joplin,
Missouri; Marjory Ducommun and her intended Eric Haake of New Baden, Illinois; and Bobby
Ducommun and wife Alyssa of Columbia, Missouri; grandchildren: Caelan and Ella Ducommun,
Addison, Cole, Katie, and Adam McGrath, and Bailey Ducommun; mother-in-law: Frances
Florine of Sutherland, Iowa; brother: Donnie Ducommun of Neosho, Missouri; and sister: Julie
Ducommun of Sioux City, Iowa.
Graveside services will be held 11 am Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Gibson Cemetery, Neosho,
Missouri. Family members will serve as pallbearers. A time of visitation will be held on
Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Disabled
American Veterans or to the Heartland Kidney Network, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66;
Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.