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Michael L. Foster

April 26, 1942 January 26, 2016
Michael L. Foster
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PEORIA – Michael L. Foster, 73, of Peoria passed away at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at his residence.

Mike was born on Apr. 26, 1942, in Peoria to the late Henry J. and Merry C. (Justice) Foster. He married his high school sweetheart, Carol J. Bungard, on Jan. 20, 1962. They shared 54 years together.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; one son, David Foster of Peoria; one daughter, Diane (Greg) Pratt of Lafayette, Ind.; four grandchildren, Christa, Matthew, Jacob, and Michael; four great-grandchildren, Kiarra, Keon, Keah, and Kylee; one sister, Teresa (Larry) Painter of Chillicothe; three brothers, James (Vickie) Foster of Morton, Thomas Foster of Chillicothe, and Timothy Foster of Fondulac, Wisc.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Steven; and one daughter, Joan Foster, who passed in 1979.

Mike worked at Hiram Walker & Sons for 16 years. He later worked for J. A. Fritch & Sons, Inc., retiring in 2000.

He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church for over 40 years, where he served as a Eucharist minister and was active in Christ the King Prayer Group for over 25 years. He was also active in Cursillo and TEC and was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local #1 for 50 years.

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his hunting dogs. He was a gentle, loving soul and was a very faithful man and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all of those that knew and loved him.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at church. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chillicothe. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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Visitation

Friday

29

Jan

10:00 AM 1/29/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/29/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

29

Jan

11:00 AM 1/29/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Alzheimer's Association

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