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Thelma (Toby) Rae Forbes

(Nee Raznick) Formerly of Omaha, NE. Born December 25, 1938, Toby passed away after a long illness in Milwaukee, WI on September 4, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Marshall Forbes, and 4 adult children, Jody (Dennis) Knox; Barbara (Jon) Forbes-Lyons; Joel Forbes and Shari (Joel) Berman. Together, they blessed Toby and Marshall with 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Toby is also survived by a sister, Shirley Schwartz, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Toby spent her working career in Jewish community work starting at the JCC in Omaha at the Jewish Federation of Omaha as the secretary to the executive director and then as the office manager for the Omaha Federation. Upon moving to Milwaukee, she continued her work with the Jewish community at the JCC. She finished her career at the Milwaukee Friends of Hebrew University.

Services are private but may be accessed via Zoom on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:30am CST.

Meeting ID: 807 570 5727
Passcode: 330742

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in her name be made to Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, WI 53209.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Richard and Pat Lyons 09/07/2020 1:44 pm

    Our deepest condolences to a very special lady.. she was so blessed in life with a wonderful, supportive and caring husband and family

  2. Jill Klein 09/07/2020 7:11 pm

    My sympathy on the passing of your mother.

  3. Judy Wolkenstein 09/07/2020 7:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. The Schaefer Family (friends of Barbara, Jon, and Avner) 09/07/2020 9:29 pm

    Your family is in our prayers. Our condolences on your loss.

  5. Israel Scott Kotzen 09/08/2020 1:46 pm

    Blessings to you all, sorry for your loss. Shalom, Israel Scott Kotzen & family


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