Paul Earl Forristall
Paul Earl Forristall was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. on April 16, 1956 to Earl Frank Forristall and Lorita Kathleen (Dutro) Forristall. He was the fourth child of their union, and Paul shared a birthday with his grandfather “Grampy” Frank Forristall. Paul grew up on the farm outside of Hugo.
In high school, Paul played the trumpet, excelled in sports and academics, and graduated as salutatorian. He had a wonderful baritone voice and a lifetime love of learning. Paul later moved to Denver and studied electricity and electronics while working for Fred Schmidt. Paul’s diagnosis of schizophrenia at the age of 22 changed his life along with all this family.
Paul came back to Hugo and farmed and ranched with his father Earl and brothers Keith, Bruce, and John. He started PEF Enterprises which he operated for some years. Eventually, he moved back to the Denver area to be closer to doctors and family there.
Paul never had a family of his own but he showered love and generosity on his siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Life had its ups and downs for Paul but he strived to handle it with grace, fortitude and perseverance. Paul was a kind, loving, funny, faithful and generous man and will be missed by all who knew him, including medical caregivers and fellow residents of his assisted living community.
He passed peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the presence of family in Castle Rock, Colo. We are grateful to Jesus that Paul is free of all the limitations and ills that had become increasingly difficult to bear.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lorita, his brothers Keith and Bruce, nephews Brandon Trujillo and John Kuenz, and nieces Belinda Forristall and Kimberlee Hussong. He is survived by his siblings Diana Welz of Denver, Elaine (Dan) Trujillo of Denver, Ann (Scott) Lucia of Castle Rock, Shirley (Bill) Tourjee of Dolores and John Forristall of Hugo along with numerous and beloved nieces and nephews and grand and great nieces and grand nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the VFW Joe Will Post No. 6612, PO Box 116 or Hugo Methodist Church, PO Box 386, both Hugo, CO 80821.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Hugo Cemetery.
Friends and family can register online condolences and sign the guestbook at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com. Funeral services are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home in Hugo, Colo.
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