Paul Foren

Paul E. Foren, Sr.


Age 78, left us on April 14, 2014.  Mr. Foren was born July 18, 1935 in Idlewild, Tennessee, a son of Willie Paul and Eulene (Doyle) Foren.  He moved to Lansing in 1951 and married Arloa J. Doxey on November 26, 1953.  He hired in to Oldsmobile in 1953 and retired after 34 years.

Paul was a member of U.A.W. Local 652, F. & A.M.  #33 S.O., and O.E.S.

In retirement he enjoyed working around farms and traveling with his wife and handicapped kids which he loved dearly.  Paul enjoyed his time at Soaring Eagle in route to his cottage in Gladwin and was never against having a cold beer and swapping stories.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter; Nicole; adopted children, Autumn, Jordan and Rosie; sister, Joyce and brother-in-law, Bob Groner.  Paul will be dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Arloa; children, Paul Jr. (Denise), June (Dave) Kruger, Joann Perez, Della (Mike) Miles, Robert (Kathleen) Foren; adopted children, Sara, Tracee and Crystal; from 1966, over 100 foster children; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Groner; brother-in-law, Dave Doxey; plus extended family members in Tennessee. 

Services 1 P.M. Friday at Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken, with Joseph Lehnert officiating.  Interment will be in Sunfield Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday and 2-4 and  6-8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Barker-Leik Funeral Home - Mulliken
2341 Grand Ledge Hwy  Mulliken, MI 48861
(517) 649-8920

Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 16, 2014