Larry Dale Forsberg, 53, of Bar Nunn, Natrona County, WY passed away on 12/24/2023 at the Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions Kloefkorn Home.
Larry was the beloved son of Lawrence O. Forsberg, Jr., and Katherine Verline Davis, born in Casper, WY on 9/9/1970. He attended Natrona County High School, loving his time in Jazz Band, and he graduated in 1988. Larry then earned an Associate’s Degree in Music in 1990 from Northwest Community College in Powell, WY. While in Powell Larry also participated in their community orchestra as a bassist. Larry then moved to Brookings, SD where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education and worked at McCrory Gardens at South Dakota State University, graduating in 1992. He was a member of the Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, where among other musical events, he once had the opportunity to play tuba for a professional football half time show. Friends remember him as a “bassist, cowboy, dog lover, and one of the nicest humans they ever had the pleasure to know.” Larry returned to Wyoming to work as a music teacher for grades K-12 at Midwest, WY. He later transferred to Powell where he again taught music for grades K-12. Larry went on to become a licensed realtor and a professional auctioneer. He donated his services to many charitable organizations. He continued to enjoy playing music with his own band and several other bands around the state, including with jazz great Ronney Bedford. Larry was also a hunter and loved to dance.
Larry served as State Master Councilor of DeMolay, and was a member of the Masons, Elks Lodge, and Eagles Lodge. Larry loved his friends so much that when one couple asked him to officiate at their wedding, he obtained the education and credentials to be a one-time wedding minister for them. Larry was known and well loved by many at his darts clubs and other social events.
Larry is survived by his mother, Katherine Verline Davis, sister Laura (Mike) Conrad, and his twin niece Gwen and nephew Spencer. Larry is also survived by a close friend and business associate, Sharey, was a beloved father figure to Randi, and many close friends whom he considered family. He is preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and many other relatives. He is also preceded in death by his beloved pets including his dogs and birds. The family is grateful to Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions (CWHT) staff. Memorial donations may be made in his name to them at centralwyominghospice.org or mailed to 319 S. Wilson St., Casper, WY 82601, or the charity of one’s choice. Cards may be sent to his family at 916 E. 21st Street, Casper, WY 82601.
Larry will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He has been a positive influence for many young aspiring musicians and to those who had the opportunity to know him. Everyone who ran across Larry made a friend.
A Celebration of Life for Larry Dale Forsberg is planned on Sunday, January 14, 2024 from 1-5 pm at the Eagles Lodge, Casper Aerie #306, at 306 N. Durbin Street in Casper, WY. Larry's band 'Wes Stewart and the Roadrunners' will be performing in Larry's honor at the Celebration of Life.