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Obituary for Jack L. Foster

Jack L. Foster, 86, of Oneida, died at 9:35 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 20, 1930 at his family home in Oneida, the son of Clyde M. and Rosella L. Wilkins Foster. He married Della Jean Devlin on October 30, 1950 in Burlington, IA. She survives. He is also survived by one son, Danny (Dennise) Foster of Alexis; two daughters, Lori (Bob) Davis of Kirkwood and Marty (Tedd) DeBonis of Columbus, IN; his little buddy, Sophie; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Foster, Colt Foster, Sommer Munson, Jamie Dillbeck, Ryan Dillbeck, Colby Davis, Molly Cassidy, Mariah DeBonis, and Macey DeBonis; eleven great grandchildren; and four step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jim, Keith "Tiny", and Richard "Cap" Foster; one sister, Mary Lou Matherly; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Foster and Donna Foster; and two nephews, Larry Keith Foster and John Benedict.

Jack graduated from Oneida High School in 1948. He was employed by Maytag for 41 years, retiring in 1996 and also worked as a butcher for Olson's Locker in Altona for many years.
He coached little league and bowled for many years. He also enjoyed throwing horseshoes. His passion was trapshooting. He received many awards and trophies, including fifth place at the Grand American Shoot in Vandalia, OH in 1958. Jack enjoyed following his grandchildren at their sporting events and had fun playing cards with all of them. Jack will forever be in our hearts.

Visitation will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg, with a memorial service following at 2:30 p.m. Pastor David Pyell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oneida Fire Protection District, Harbor Lights Hospice, Knox County Humane Society, or to the Altona Food Pantry. A luncheon and celebration of life will follow the services at the Oneida Fire Station.


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Visitation

Sunday

12

Mar

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Service

Sunday

12

Mar

2:30 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Service

Sunday

12

Mar

4:00 PM
Oneida Fire Station

254 N. Sage St.
Oneida, Illinois 61467

Celebration of Life

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