Obituary: Woody (Forrest) Begres, 78, of Custer.

October 28, 2021

Obituary: Woody (Forrest) Begres, 78, of Custer.

Woody (Forrest) Mort Begres, 78, of Custer, formerly of Dexter, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021. 

Woody was born in Stambaugh on July 30, 1943, to Mort and Elaine (Moul) Begres. He attended Kearsley High School in Flint and graduated with the class of 1958. He went on to attend Iowa State University and graduated with a PhD in Aquatic Botany. He taught at Eastern Michigan University until he gave up his tenure to become a farmer and retired in 1995. 

He married his wife Star (Kapla) Begres on December 21, 1997, and again on January 10, 1998. 

Woody enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, “shrooming”, studying local plants and plankton, politics, reading, cooking, and shopping. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Mort and Elaine (Nygard) Begres; daughter Jewels (Coppedge) Begres; son Dakota (Coppedge) Begres; stepfather Bill Moul; brother Brian Begres; and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Kapla. 

He is survived by his wife Star Begres; daughters Jessica Torrey and Evita (Forest) Baldwin; son Tom Begres; beloved dog Ginger Begres; brothers Mark (JoAnn) Begres and Matthew (Vicky) Begres; and sister Sherry Begres. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Help Ministries 910 East Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431. 

A private graveside service is being held for the family. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. 

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