Gerald L. Forness, 65, lifelong resident of Hibbing, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at home.

He was born on May 29, 1953, to Harold and Betty (Whitten) Forness in Hibbing. Gerald loved fishing as a pastime.

He is survived by his children: Shelly Bennett, Shawn Schroeder, Andy Prtine and Amy Forness; and his six siblings: Wanda Hanson, Harold Forness, Patty Desantis, Kenny Forness, Beth Baum and Larry Forness.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral: Per Gerald’s request, there will be no services at this time.

Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit

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