Mr. Fred F. Foreman, 97, Nyona Lake, passed away at 6:18 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.
On Aug. 25, 1920, Frederick Franklin Foreman was born in Peru. He was a treasured son of Bert and Arminda MacKinzie Foreman. Growing up, he shared his childhood with a sister and five brothers. He graduated from Mexico High School.
Patriotism beckoned, and Fred answered the call, serving with the United States Army during World War II. As a member of the infantry, he helped liberate the Island of Cebu and was decorated with two Bronze Star medals, a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal World War II and the Combat Infantry Badge: Rifle Sharpshooter.
Fred and Martha Jane “Marty” Mikels were married on Jan. 1, 1944, in Howard County. They shared 72 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced two sons, Terry and Mike, and the blessings of three more generations were added to the family tree.
An avid golfer, Fred’s favorite course was the Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek. He also enjoyed bowling and fishing on the sparkling waters of Nyona Lake. As grandparents, Marty and Fred enjoyed cheering on the grandchildren at all of the Caston Comets games. His favorite college teams were Indiana University basketball and Notre Dame football.
Left to cherish the memory of Fred are two sons, Terry Foreman and wife Carol, and Mike Foreman and wife Becky, all of Nyona Lake; five grandchildren, Drew Foreman, Derrick Foreman, Christy Dopps and husband Adam, Nikki Evans and husband Chuck, and Teresa Shakley and husband Chris; two stepgrandchildren, Shawn May and Lisa Titus; nine great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife Marty on Aug. 11, 2016; one sister; and five brothers.
A celebration of the life of Fred Foreman will be at noon on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Teri White officiating. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honors Team. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Caston Athletic Department, 9815 S. Indiana 25, Rochester, IN 46975. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.