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Carol Harriet (neé Dietzman) Forss was called to her heavenly home on June 1, 2011. She was 89. She was born on March 15, 1922, daughter of Charles H. and Hattie C. (neé Herman) Dietzman, in Washington, D.C. She was baptized into Christ on June 18, 1922, in Washington, D.C. On June 17, 1949, Carol married her husband, John Forss, in University Lutheran Church, Madison, Wisconsin. They enjoyed over 60 years of marriage. Carol earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also earned a B.S. in Geology from Indiana University, Fort Wayne, and a M.S. in Geology from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. She was a homemaker, but also worked outside the home as an executive secretary and later as a teacher and instructor. Carol was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, where she was active in Adult Choir, Ladies Aid, Couples' Club, and several Bible study groups. For many years, she served as organist for midweek services at the church and for church-sponsored services offered at Lutheran Home of Fort Wayne. A pro-life advocate, she was active in Lutherans for Life and Right to Life, including serving as secretary for the Fort Wayne Chapter of Lutherans for Life. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and playing piano. She is survived by two sons, Eric and Neal. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 202 West Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Rev. David H. Petersen officiating, visitation 1 hour prior to the service; the church is handicapped-accessible. Calling also 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the church. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery; Ashland, Wisconsin. Memorials may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne; Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan; or Lutherans for Life-Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave. To sign the online guest book, go to