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Donald F. Foster

June 8, 1935 November 4, 2021
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Obituary for Donald F. Foster

DONALD F. FOSTER, 86, of rural Morrison, IL, died Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Morrison Community Hospital.

His funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Ken Renkes officiating. A visitation will proceed the funeral service, starting at 12:00 noon. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial has been established.

Donald was born June 8, 1935, in Albany IL, to Fred and Henrietta (Strating) Foster. He was educated in the Erie, Fenton and Fulton schools. Don served in the United States Army. On October 25, 1958 he married Darlene H. Harvey at the Morrison United Methodist Church. He was an electrician in Morrison for over 40 years at Nelson Electric and was co-owner of A & D Electric. He then was employed by the Morrison Community Unit School District #6. Don was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church and the Morrison Historical Society. He was a Chicago Cubs fan and an avid model railroader, attending shows in 4 states: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin. In his younger years, he enjoyed gardening and yard work. He grew popcorn, melons, sweetcorn, and cared for his apple orchard. Don served on the Morrison Sesquicentennial committee in 2005 by organizing the train show held at the Whiteside Co Fairgrounds. Don was a co-founder of the Tri-County ā€œNā€ Trak Group. He also enjoyed tractor shows and antique tractors; especially John Deere. Don spent his free-time building models and miniatures, and he and Darlene never missed the annual Whiteside County Barn Tours.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene; two sons, Craig Foster of Villa Park, IL and Steve Foster of Morrison, IL; three grandchildren, Rachel (Josh) Foster, Sarah Foster and Erin Foster; one sister, Dorothy Hook of Fulton, IL; two brothers, Robert (Sandy) Foster of Fulton, IL and Richard (Barb) Foster of Naperville, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Visitation

Monday

8

Nov

12:00 PM 11/8/2021 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/8/2021 2:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Monday

8

Nov

2:00 PM 11/8/2021 2:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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