Accomplished artist 

EAST ANDOVER, N.H. — Karin Joyce Forsberg, 83, died unexpectedly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire on June 25, 2024.

Karin was born on Oct. 25, 1940 in Midlothian, Illinois to Karin F.(Soderstrom) and John Y. Forsberg. She graduated from high school in 1958.

After moving to New York City, Karin began working for Eastern Airlines as a reservationist. She moved back to New Hampshire following the death of her father to live with and care for her mother. Once in New Hampshire, she and her mother worked as housekeepers for many residents of New London and the surrounding area. They also worked as a team to bake and provide fruit pies for Spring Ledge Farm Stand in New London.

Karin was accomplished at drawing, painting, knitting and woodworking. Among her many accomplishments, she carved a carousel horse imbued with the symbols of New Hampshire. She also created a full-scale rocking horse, complete with a mane and bridle. 

Her paintings and carousel horse have been displayed at the Tatewell Gallery in New London. She also built a barn, sunk two wells and raised cows, pigs, sheep and chickens. She also loved extended car trips with friends to the country’s national parks. 

Karin was a good-natured person and loyal friend who loved the outdoors and animals, particularly horses, cats and German Shepherds. She was passionate about reversing the trend of breeding Shepherds with sloping hindquarters in order to bring back the straight-backed characteristic of the breed. 

She was an active and dedicated member of the First Congregational Church in Wilmot, New Hampshire.

Karin is predeceased by her parents, Karin F. and John Y. Forsberg of East Andover, New Hampshire; her brother, Richard J. Forsberg of Chicago, Illinois; and her niece Kerry (Forsberg) Zimdars, of Mundelein, Illinois.

Karin’s surviving family members include her sister, Marilyn (Forsberg) MacDonald of Winchester; her nieces Karin (MacDonald) Round and her husband William of Lynnfield; Lynne E. (MacDonald) Brenner and her husband Allen of Key Largo, Florida; Susan (Forsberg) Mullen of Lake Village, Indiana; and Deborah (Forsberg) Boyle of Cartersville, Georgia. She is also survived by many loving, extended family members.

A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at First Congregational Church of Wilmot, New Hampshire, with a reception to follow at the church. Rev. Debb-Ellen Brown and Rev. Kathleen Alger will officiate the ceremony.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Karin’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Congregational Church of Wilmot, New Hampshire or to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. To sign an online guestbook, visit