Darrin Forcier of Rush City passed away Friday, June 9, 2023 at The Estates of Rush City at the age of 52.
Darrin Clark Forcier was born March 14, 1971 to William and Mary (Williams) Forcier in Cambridge, Minnesota.
Darrin was the third of four children and was a very happy baby, always laughing and smiling. In 1975 the family moved to Rush City, where he grew up on a small hobby farm. Darrin learned to drive at a young age, and you could find him riding around on the lawn mower and mowing grass for various neighbors, playing in the woods, and riding motorcycles, three-wheelers, snowmobiles, and bicycles. He would entertain himself for hours playing with matchbox toys.
In the later years, Darrin joined FFA and the Braham saddle club, then turned to high school rodeo riding bulls and bareback broncs. After graduating from Rush City High School, he attended Dunwoody College of Technology and attained a welding degree. In 1993, Darrin and Bill started Forcier Auto Salvage and Towing. Darrin met Tabetha; they married, had three daughters, and a long line of feline and canine friends.
Beyond owning the Salvage and towing business, Darrin also drove a semi for 24 years until 2016, when he suffered a stroke. Darrin was a huge part of the community, served on the Rush City Fire Department for 20 years, and volunteered at multiple events, including clean-up days and the county fair. Anyone who knew Darrin knows he was a loyal friend, reliable, good company, and always up for a laugh. He enjoyed demolition derbies, fishing, hunting, trapping, and enjoying time with friends and family. Darrin was a great brother, a best friend, an incredible dad, and a father figure to many. Darrin will be remembered for his great stories, straightforward honesty, stubbornness, indescribable laugh, and excellent work ethic.
Darrin is survived by his mother Mary Forcier of Rush City; wife Tabetha Forcier of Rush City; children Kayla (Micah) Rodahl of Fargo, North Dakota, Kiawna (Elias) Carlson of Laporte, Kylie Forcier (Joe Zmuda) of St. Paul; grandchildren Declan and Awnika Carlson; sister Dawn Forcier of Rush City; brother Jeff Forcier of Mora; Godson Josiah "Joe" Gibson Morris; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Bill Forcier.
A gathering time for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 3-5 PM at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City ~ Olson Chapel