Bradley William Forrest

Bradley William Forrest, age 60, passed away peacefully at Safe Haven Home in Boyceville, WI on August 31, 2019.

Bradley was born on May 29, 1959 in St. Croix Falls, WI to Carl and Georgia (Olson) Forrest of rural Dresser. Brad was one of the first students at the Special Education School established in Wanderoos, WI, where his mother was a teacher. He graduated from the Polk County School and then held many positions managed by the Polk County Adult Development Center. Brad’s longest held position was at the Polk County Recycling Center. As his boss Mike said “he was the best man he had on the sorting line, if he didn’t decide to sweep the floor instead!” Brad was quite well known in the St. Croix Falls area as an Elvis Pressley fan and impersonator, often performing with other impersonators at events.

Brad enjoyed professional wrestling, craft projects with yarn, Minnesota sports teams and family holiday gatherings. He had a special affection for all family, friends and care givers at work and later at his home after retirement, however, he did have his favorites. He will be dearly missed by many.

Bradley is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Georgia.

Bradley is survived by his two sisters, Connie (Dennis) Olson of Eau Claire, WI and Jo Ann (Jon) Buss of Amery, WI; brother, David (Melinda) Forrest of Amery, WI; 6 nieces and nephews and many other loving relatives and friends.

Memorial service was held 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Dresser, WI with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Honorary pallbearers are nieces and nephews; Jodi Chelberg, Jennifer Sorensen, Jeff Buss, Ken Forrest, Terry Forrest and Jamie Olson. Arrangements are with the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola, WI. Condolences may be expressed online at

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