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Linda B. Forss 10/19/2023

Linda “Lynn” B. Forss of Ellsworth, Wisconsin passed away on October 19th, 2023, at the age of 74, at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, Minnesota. Linda was born to Earl and Carol Jensen on April 20th, 1949 in Red Wing, Minnesota. Linda grew up with many siblings in the Ellsworth area, and continued to live in the area. She married Dennis Forss on September 11, 1976. Lynn loved to help people in her work, and had a variety of jobs throughout her life, but they all achieved that passion. Her early career was spent at the River Falls Area Hospital and she later opened a daycare in her home. Later in life, she returned to the medical field and did in-home healthcare. She loved animals almost more than people, and had many pets throughout the years. Lynn could often be found feeding and watching birds. Lynn is survived by two sons; Robert “Bob” (Robin) Forss of Bloomer and David Forss of Ellsworth, three grandchildren; Levi (Kayley) Blomstrom of Red Wing, Blake Forss of Bloomer and Brooke Forss of Madison, three siblings; Mary (Bob) Guenther of Red Wing, Mark (Julie) Jensen of Ellsworth and Eric (LuAnne) Jensen of Bay City, her cat; Gizmo, numerous nieces and nephews and loving family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; Earl and Carol Jensen, brother; David Jensen and husband; Dennis Forss. A private service is being planned.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Karen J Cernohous Posted October 20, 2023 4:25 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. May Linda rest in peace.
    Karen (Klecker) Cernohous. Class of ’67.

  • Mary Finkelson Posted October 20, 2023 6:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Your Mom and I worked together at The RiverFalls Care Center many years ago!

  • Darleen (Ottoman) Schommer Posted October 20, 2023 8:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Linda was a great neighbor, friend and Mother! She will always be remembered with love!

  • Mike and Mary Metcalf Posted October 21, 2023 8:54 am

    So sorry for the family’s loss

  • Linda Odalen Steele Posted October 21, 2023 8:30 pm

    Lynn and I were neighbors, growing up on our family farms near El Paso. Fond memories. Sympathy to her family.

  • Bradley Sonnentag Posted October 21, 2023 8:33 pm

    So sorry to hear about this, she will be missed.

  • Tammy Larson Posted October 21, 2023 9:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss .You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Lynn was a wonderful person and friend . Enjoyed our nursing time together. Rest in peace my sweet friend.

  • Rachel Borchardt Posted October 22, 2023 7:22 am

    Lynn was such a sweet soul. She and her son are the best neighbors I have ever had. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Ann Hove Jahnke Posted October 22, 2023 1:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers going out for her family. Ann Hove Jahnke

  • Julie Hatch Posted October 22, 2023 3:38 pm

    So happy to have known her! I have thought of her often over the years! May she rest in peace.

  • Lynette Winger Posted October 23, 2023 6:31 am

    So very sorry to hear of this. You all have my deepest sympathy! What a wonderful person she was! Thinking of you all.

  • Marlys O’Keefe Posted October 23, 2023 8:36 am

    Many great memories of our time spent together my sympathy and prayers to everyone

  • Mary Metcalf Posted November 1, 2023 8:32 pm

    Linda was always so friendly and always smiling !!

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