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Forrest Mathew Ponto of Lee's Summit, Missouri was born on December 10th 1951, to Emil and Harriette (Nelson) Ponto and was welcomed into heaven on June 22nd 2022 he was 70 years of age.
Forrest was born in Hillsboro, North Dakota but as a small child the family moved to Chandler, Arizona where his parents owned a motel and trailer park.
As an adult Forrest was heavily involved with the Civil Air Patrol. He earned his pilot’s license, so he was able to look for downed planes. He really loved being in the air.
In 1979, he moved to Grand Island, Nebraska where he met his soulmate Earlene Mills. They were then married in Grand Island on June 28, 1980; and were married just 6 days shy of 42 years. He enjoyed vacationing with his family; his favorite vacation was when just he and his daughters went to Canada.
Forrest was a very boisterous man and was not afraid to state his opinion. He was also a Godly man who was not afraid to show his faith. He loved his family with all his heart and enjoyed attending his two daughters’ activities where he always had his camera out and ready to go. The couple owned a small business called F&E Photography where they photographed many different events. They really enjoyed that time together. He also worked in warehouses and really enjoyed his job at the Cabela’s Call Center. In 2012, the couple moved to Lee's Summit, Missouri where they were excited to be involved in their grandchildren’s lives. Forrest returned to volunteering with the Civil Air Patrol but this time teaching the youth. He really enjoyed teaching aeronautics.
Forrest is preceded in death by his parents Emil and Harriette and his three children who were all born sleeping: Jeffrey Scott, Mathew David, and Meghan Elizabeth.
He is survived by his wife Earlene his daughters Nicole Ponto of Kansas City, Missouri and Crystal Ponto Feldhaus of Lee's Summit, Missouri, his grandchildren Asher and Emmerson Feldhaus of Lee's Summit, Missouri he is also survived by several cousins.
Forrest will be inurned at Longview Cemetery 12700 SE Raytown Rd. Kansas City, MO 64149.
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