She was born April 26, 1981, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Cheryl Lynn (Giger) Whipple and Albert John Forbes. Amanda attended Sturgeon Bay High School and graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1999. She went on to study nursing in Madison to become an LPN and worked in various doctors’ offices and at Aurora in Green Bay. In 2012, Amanda moved from De Pere to Sturgeon Bay and was most recently employed with Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fish Creek, a place she especially liked working for as a manager, waitress, and bartender.
Amanda loved to travel, experience life, and try new things. She had a passion for music and art, especially painting. Amanda had the gift of being able to break things apart only to create beautiful works of art from what she was able to put back together. She had a huge heart – always willing to help others.
Amanda will be deeply missed by her mother, Cheryl Whipple of Sturgeon Bay; father, Albert Forbes of Michigan; sister and brother-in-law. Jamie (Staff Sergeant Jason) Jeppesen (and their children, Elliana and Aidan) of Brigham City, UT; brother, Noah Forbes; maternal grandfather, James Giger, Sr., of Green Forest, AR; aunts and uncles; Lori (Melvin) Childress of Missouri, Carla (Gerry) Borgenref of Warren, IL, Rosie (Jim) Jackson of Rosco, IL, Lisa of North Carolina, James Giger, Jr., Earl Giger of Virginia, Shirley Brungraber of Sturgeon Bay; many great-aunts and great-uncles.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Earl and Lillian Forbes; and maternal grandmother, Earline (Patterson) Giger.
Amanda’s life will be honored with a memorial service held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Rick Parker officiating.
Family and friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home, Saturday morning, November 21, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial would be appreciated for Amanda’s family.
Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered on Amanda’s tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.