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James "Jim" William Forrestal

July 15, 1952 — August 29, 2020

James William "Jim" Forrestal, age 68, of Madison, Wisconsin, passed away at home on August 29, 2020, after bravely fighting pancreatic cancer for almost one year.

Jim was born on July 15, 1952, in Beloit, Wisconsin to James and Jeanice (Musson) Forrestal. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin/Madison and was a proud Badger. Jim served his country in the U.S. Army. He married his beloved wife, Deborah, on August 29, 1992 and they celebrated their 28th anniversary on the day that he passed.
Jim was a professional portrait photographer for his entire career and his last studio was located in Middleton - Forrestal's Parmenter Street Gallery.

Jim is survived by his wife, Debi, sons Taylor (Vanna) Forrestal and Matthew (Megan Evans) McCauley, granddaughters Ellie Forrestal and Evan McCauley. He is further survived by brothers Bob, John, Joe, Kevin and Brian and sisters Carol Fischer, Diane Kulick, Darice Clark and Barb Forrestal, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, by his sister-in-law Laura Colletti.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, Alton and Lois Duckworth.

No services will be held, however, a celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim's name to Agrace HospiceCare of Fitchburg or WORT FM Radio Station of Madison.

Jim's family would like to thank Dr. Jeremy Kratz of UW Hospital, Dr. Amanda Bohlig of VA Hospital and the nurses in the Infusion Center at the VA Hospital for all their compassionate care of Jim.

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