Patrick Allen “Forrest” Pierson, 74, of Spring Lake, Michigan passed away September 15, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. He was born March 11, 1945 son of James and Effie (Rayner) Forrest in Douglas, Michigan. Patrick worked several occupations throughout his life including as a machinist at Rubber Company, a farmer and a woodworker. He married Patty Musser on June 14, 1969 at McDowell Church in Casco Township and they shared 50 years of marriage before his passing. Patrick enjoyed woodworking, golfing, fishing, and hunting.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dennis Forrest, and his sister-in-law Cindy Forrest.
Patrick is survived by his wife Patty, Children – OJ (Julie) Pierson of Twin Lake, Michigan and Shannon (Jennifer Boller) Pierson of Grand Haven, Michigan. Siblings – John (Sandy) Forrest of Kalamazoo, Ken Forrest of South Haven, Sharon Worel of Athens, Alabama and Cathy Willson of Covert. Grandchildren – Catherine (Tyler) Crosby, Alaric James Pierson, and Logan Allen Pierson. And sister-in-law, Trish Forrest of Holland.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 20, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Jodi Cartwright officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made in Patrick’s honor to the American Red Cross of West Michigan at 1050 Fuller Avenue N.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Patrick will be laid to rest at McDowell Cemetery in Casco Township, Michigan.