Delbert V. Forcum
Delbert Vearle Forcum, 92, of Piedmont, died on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado. He was born on June 15, 1925, near Piedmont, the son of Otto Vearle and Grace Laura (Bland) Forcum. He was raised in Piedmont and graduated from Piedmont High School. After his schooling, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served over two years in Hawaii during World War II with honor and dignity. After his discharge he returned to Piedmont where he ranched and farmed. He later began driving an oil truck for Beaumont Drilling and Berentz Oil. He drove a truck for his brother’s company Forcum’s Trucking, as well. On September 16, 1986, Delbert was united in marriage to Lois Edgar in Howard. He was a member of the Beaumont Christian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2712, and the Otter Creek township board trustee. He is survived by his wife, Lois of the home; step-son, James E. Barr of Americus, Kansas; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Otto “Dale” Forcum of Eureka. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one step-daughter, Lisa Ann Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 14, at the Beaumont Christian Church in Beaumont, with Mr. Jayme A. Koup officiating. Interment will follow at Star Cemetery, Piedmont, Kansas. Military honors are being provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2712. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2712 or to the Beaumont Christian Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at koupfunerals.com.