Joan P. Foster

Jan. 20, 1931 - Sept. 9, 2011

Joan P. Foster of Waukesha passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at age 80. Joan was born in Prairie du Chien on Jan. 20, 1931, a daughter of John and Pearl Wainwright.

On June 10, 1978, Joan married Thomas Foster. She was a lifelong member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Waukesha. While at Ascension, Joan served on the altar guild, sang in the choir, enjoyed Bible studies and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed gardening, reading, golfing and quilting. Some of her happiest times were spent at "the cottage" in Lakewood and at home with her family.

Joan will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 33 years, Tom; children, Greg (Beth) Anderson, Susan (Tom) Anderson Ford, John (Susan) Anderson, Paul (Bev) Anderson, Kristin (Keith) Peterson and Amy (Jerry) Rector; grandchildren, Kaaren, Whitney, Mackenzie, Jesse, Casey, Carly, Jane, Erik, Alex, Noah, Samuel, Emma Joy, Nathan and Alexandria; twin brother, Jim (Marcia) Wainwright; brothers-in-law, Chuck (Colleen) Foster and Charley (Carole) Anderson; and her beloved dog, Katey. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Anderson; brother, Robert Wainwright; and sisters, Ona Grelle and Doris Queram.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Sept. 16, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Chris Marien will officiate. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials to Ascension Lutheran Church (see address above) or Friends of St. Vincent Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Clinic, P.O. Box 13508, Green Bay, WI 54307-3508, are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call 542-6609.