Melissa was born June 18, 1979, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, to George and Deborah (Chapman) Milligan (Rau).
She graduated from Spring Lake High School in 1997. She served in the United States Navy from 1997-99. She married Jesse J. Foreman on June 9, 2003. She was always there for her four children and supporting them in many activities. She loved horseback riding, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. She was a 4-H leader in Muskegon County and supported many children in their fair activities.
Melissa is survived by her husband of 14 years, Jesse J. Foreman; two sons, Austin Milligan and Jesse Foreman Jr., both of Nunica; two daughters, Alexis and Riley Foreman of Nunica; mother, Deborah Rau of Spring Lake; step-father, Joseph Rau of Ravenna; two brothers, Craig (Julie) Rau of Ravenna and Don (Marissa) Milligan of Ferrysburg; and sister, Jessica Milligan of Spring Lake. Many brothers- and sisters-in-laws, several nieces and nephews also survive. Melissa also has many lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her father, George Milligan. Melissa will be missed by her family and friends for her sense of humor, smile and quirky ways.
Funeral Services for Melissa Ann Foreman will be conducted Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 12 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Ravenna with Pastor Steve VanderWoude and Pastor Jerry Julien officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. preceding the funeral. Interment will be at Ravenna Township Cemetery for the family only.
Memorials may be made to The Melissa Milligan Foreman Memorial at any Lake Michigan Credit Union Branch, or directly to the family.
Go to www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online guestbook.
The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements (231-853-6511).