Past away December 28, 2008 with his loving family by his side. He died due to complications following three brain surgeries at the age of 40.
Survived by loving friend Kim Neely. Devoted son of Audrey and the late (Robert) Wheeler of Penngrove, Bill Forney (Linda) of Healdsburg. Cherished brother of Clinton Forney (Dana) and Andrea Proulx (Albert) all of Penngrove. Adored uncle of Ben, Matt, and Grace Forney and Lucas and Payton Proulx. Beloved grandson of Luella and the late Carl Hadermann. He was also the grandson of Carl's first wife the late Bernice Hadermann. Beloved grandson of the late Lee and Elsie Forney. Survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He graduated from Petaluma High School where he was very active in the Future Farmers of America and achieved the California State Farmer Award and various other achievements. Jeff became a partner of Electrical Equipment Company (EEC) and was a master at his craft in the electrical engineering field and well respected by all. In later years he donated his time by judging the agriculture mechanic projects at the local fairs and events.
Jeff had a lively spirit and enjoyed hobbies which included dancing, playing cards, sports, gardening, cooking, abalone diving, skiing, boating and wakeboarding. He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and especially loved his family and many friends. Jeff's approachable personality, hard working attitude and trademark laugh enabled him to gain the love and respect of everyone he came in contact with.
Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Service, Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Herzog Hall, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA. A Visitation will be held on Friday, January 2, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma, CA (763-4131). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Petaluma FFA, c/o Petaluma High School, 201 Fair St., Petaluma, CA 94952; 4-H Foundation of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 1283, Rohnert Park, CA 94927, or your favorite charity. Private Interment: Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, CA. .Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 30, 2008 to Jan. 1, 2009