Wayne F. Forster

March 29, 1941 - November 23, 2021
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Wayne Francis Forster, age 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 23, 2021. Wayne was born March 29, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Detroit Catholic Central and Eastern Michigan University.

He was a retired partner with Ernst & Young. Upon retirement, he received a Proclamation from the Mayor of Toledo, Ohio for his dedication as a businessman, community leader, friend and family man. Wayne was an active member of the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, serving as President in 2002, and was quoted by Sports Illustrated regarding his thoughts on technology in the game of golf. His great golfing moments included a rare double eagle and a hole in one on his daughter’s birthday.

Wayne loved the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting skeet, trap and sporting clays. He was a member of the Emmet County Sportsman’s Club, Ottawa Skeet Club and Adams Conservation Club. He especially enjoyed trips to his Chalet in Harbor Springs, Michigan and was a big fan of the University of Michigan football teams.

Family and friends will remember his many humorous “Wayne-isms”.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Elizabeth Forster, infant brother Mark, nephews Adam Korr and Daniel Rogers and niece, Virginia Timm.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janet, daughter Terri, son-in-law Mark Flowers and Mark’s son Adam (Anna) Flowers; sisters Mary (Matt) Korr, Ann (John) Rogers, Patricia (Jerry) Timm; nieces Amy, Ann, Sara and Kathryn; and nephews Matthew and Curtis.

His journey was full of life-long and cherished friends and colleagues.

The family extends its sincere gratitude to the thoughtful and caring staff and volunteers at Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Born: March 29, 1941
Died: November 23, 2021

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Bob Robinson posted on 11/26/21

Wayne was both a friend and partner who I will deeply miss. We shared many professional moments together along with golf, duck hunting and travel. He was a man for all seasons. Farewell good friend. Bob Robinson