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Obits > 1952- Terrance Forward

Submitted by Melva Taylor

December 26, 1952 - Friday, pg 1 & 2
Tampico Youth Is Killed In Accident;  Companion Injured -
Terrance Forward Dies of Burns; Dick Rasmussen Is Critical
A Tampico high school junior was killed Christmas night in a truck accident near Downers Grove and another Tampico youth was severely burned. 
Terrance Dean Forward, 17, died of burns, when the truck he and his companion, Dick Rasmussen, 20, also of Tampico, were riding in crashed into a stoplight, a service station sign, and a power line pole and turned over at the intersection of Ogden avenue and the main road leading into Downers Grove.
Rasmussen suffered severe burns and was taken to the Hinsdale Sanitarium in nearby Hinsdale, where he was still reported in serious condition Friday morning. 
According to Downers Grove police the two Tampico youths were on their way out of Chicago when the accident took place.  Police were unable to remove Forward from the burning cab of the semi-trailer cattle truck.
Coroner Joseph V. Dieter swore in an inquest jury this morning and continued the case, pending the release of Rasmussen from the Hinsdale hospital.
Rasmussen was driving the truck when the accident occurred.  After hitting the stop light, the truck swerved across Ogden avenue and struck the power line and sign before overturning.  Forward was pinned in on the right hand side of the cab.
Rasmussen, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Rasmussen, lived on a farm near Tampico. 
The body of the Forward youth was removed to the Parent Funeral Home in Tampico today.  Final rites will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's church with Rev. Ambrose Weitekamp officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.    The youth was born Nov. 10, 1935, and had lived most of his life in Tampico.  He was a junior at Tampico high school.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Forward, a sister, Mrs Helen Claire Bradley of Tampico; and several nieces and nephews. 
December 27, 1952 - Saturday, pg 2
Forward Funeral Rites Monday At Tampico
Tampico: - The funeral of Terrence Dean Forward, 17 year old Tampico high school junior killed Christmas night in a traffic mishap near Downers Grove, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church. Rev. Ambrose Weitekamp will officiate, and burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery.  The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Parent Funeral Home.
Young Forward, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Forward, died in the blazing stock truck he and Dick Rasmussen, 20, of Tampico were taking to Chicago.  Rasmussen is in a hospital at Hinsdale under treatment for severe burns.

December 30, 1952 - Tuesday, pg 2
Funeral Services Held For Terrence Forward
Tampico: - Funeral services were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's church for Terrence Forward of Tampico, who was killed instantly in a truck crash Dec. 25. The Rev. A. M. Weitekamp, pastor, officated. Burial was in Tampico Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Don Kirat, Jerry Rosenow, Lawrence Lowell and Howard Batton and Terry Gholson. Those who cared for the floral tributes were Irving Stewart, Jimmy Neulle, Harlan Christoffersen and Jimmy Stickles.
The junior class of Tampico high school of which Terrence was a member, attended the funeral in a body.
Terrence Forward was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Tampico, the son of Dean and Kathryn Forward. He was educated in Tampico schools.
He is survived by his parents; one sister, Helen Claire Bradley; his grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Forward; one niece, two nephews and several aunts and uncles.

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