Thomas J. Foster

Thomas J. Foster, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 11, 2021 at the age of 88.  He was born in Wauwatosa on February 14, 1933, the son of Allan and Katherine (nee Petrie) Foster.  He enlisted in the United States Army immediately after graduating from Carroll College in 1955.  He was a member of the Waukesha Elks Lodge #400 and Ascension Lutheran Church.

Tom loved spending time up north at the cottage with his dog Kadee.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cutting wood while at the cottage.  Tom also participated in various sports after college playing basketball up into his 70’s. 

Tom will be deeply missed by his step children, Greg (Beth) Anderson, Susan (Tom) Anderson Ford, John (Susan) Anderson, Paul (Bev) Anderson, Kristin (Keith) Peterson, and daughter, Amy (Jerry) Rector; 14 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Joan Foster; and siblings, Mary Ann Ronchetto and Chuck Foster.

Visitation for Tom will be held on Saturday July 24, 2021, from 9:00AM until the memorial service at 10:30AM at Cesarz, Charapata and Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188.  To view the service virtually, please follow the link at https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/8082445019 . Burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St. Waukesha, WI 53188 or the Humane Society of Waukesha, 701 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188.