Lori-Ann Therese Forrester

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October 2, 1958 ~April 5, 2021

Lori-Ann Therese Forrester 62, of Sioux Falls, passed away peacefully, in her home April 5, 2021, with her loving family beside her.

Lori wanted her ashes to be placed next to her late husband in Greer, SC.  Her daughters and grandchildren will be honoring her wishes with a private service in Greer, SC.

Lori-Ann Therese Tombaga was born October 2, 1958, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Janet Masano Mori and Pedro Castro Tombaga Sr.  Lori was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to California, where she graduated high school. She moved to Sioux Falls, SD, and worked at Electric Rainbow Arcade and had 2 daughters, Nicole Leilani Lampkin and Theresa Marie Masano Pacheco. Lori-Ann then met and married her late husband, Buck Forrester and had her youngest daughter, Melissa Ann Yaeko Forrester. While living in Greer, SC, she worked at Winn- Dixie and Walmart, as a cake decorator, and was an active PTA mother. She was known as everyone’s mother and grandmother; accepting everyone as family. In 2003, she met her life companion, Travis Joseph Buehner, whom she lived with the remainder of her life, raising her granddaughter, Keanah Lori Yukiko Lampkin.

She enjoyed various hobbies such as: gardening, cooking and traveling.

Grateful for having shared her life was Travis Beuhner; daughters, Nicole Lampkin, Theresa (Michael) Pacheco, Melissa Forrester; grandchildren, Keanah (Steven) Diaconu, Kyle Nagel, and Nicholas Pacheco; brothers, Robert “Bobby” Del Rosario, Randy (Cheryl) Del Rosario, Pedro (Julie) Tombaga, Darryl Tombaga and Derek Engelbrecht; and many nieces and nephews.

Lori-Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Janet and Bob Engelbrecht; late husband, Buck Forrester; and one niece, Brandy Del Rosario.

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  • Pedro Tombaga says:

    Dear Sister Lori,
    You are gone too soon. We feel lucky to have had you in our lives. You will forever be in our hearts!
    Pedro & Julie

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