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Wesley Paul Foreman

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Foreman, Wesley Paul Wesley Paul Foreman, son of the late Paul R. Foreman and Clara S. (nee Gerlach) Foreman, born October 16, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin passed away at age 90 on March 6, 2013, in Milwaukee, WI. Survived by wife of 36 years, Myra (nee Gross) Foreman, Shorewood, WI, daughter Nancy Foreman Kaufman (Ira) Mequon, WI, son Terry Foreman (Linda W.) Pearl, MS, grandson Andrew Kaufman, Vancouver, BC, and step-sons Joshua (Lilian) Kamenetz and granddaughter Emunah Mazal, Naharia, IS and Jeffry (Helena Friedman) Kamenetz and grandchildren Sarah and Samuel, Windsor, CT. Also survived by step-grandsons Eric Whitakker (Lisa) and great-grandchildren Gracie, Ryan and Nicole, Oak Creek, WI and Kevin Whitakker, Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by his sister Joyce Foreman Gengler. Wes retired from Merrell Dow's Lakeside Laboratories in 1982, where he directed quality control for the company he joined in 1947. He enjoyed working on new drug development and meeting FDA requirements. Mid-career, he worked for 3M for a year on their launch of pharmaceutical products. After retirement, Wes worked from 1984-91 for Autotrol, as an advisor to their commercial lab and chemical water treatment ventures. Wes trained as a bacteriologist and biochemist, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1947, where he was a Theta Delta Chi. Wes served his country in the Army during WWII, including time in special services engineering, assigned to Project Manhattan. He was an avid fan of the UW Badger football team, attending games into his 80's. One of his greatest joys was attending the 1994 Rose Bowl. He loved to golf on Wisconsin's great courses. He was a talented baseball player, playing from childhood through mid-adulthood, and once considered becoming a professional baseball announcer. He befriended professional players on the early Brewers team, and later the Braves, and enjoyed a day at the ballpark or watching the modern era Brewers play on TV. He formerly belonged to Ascension Lutheran Church. Always a mentor to his children, Wes encouraged them to seek excellence while maintaining the humble values of the Greatest Generation. He was a home loving person and a devoted husband to his wife Myra. Those who knew him will miss his pleasant manner and quick humor. The family thanks Joyce Bell and the staff of House Calls for the Homebound for their years of loving care. Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 16, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Chapel of the Chimes, 13235 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, with a service honoring Wesley's life at 1:00 PM followed by military honors and interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Wesley's name may be made to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 http://www.son.wisc.edu or the .
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 10, 2013
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