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Richard "Gene" Foster

March 5, 1930 July 13, 2019
Richard "Gene" Foster
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Obituary for Richard "Gene" Foster

Richard “Gene” Foster, age 89, of Washington, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at The Villas of Holly Brook in Washington, IL.

Gene was born on March 5, 1930 in Canton, IL to Richard Keith and Loava (Hummel) Foster. He married Loretta “Lori” Houlahan on September 9, 1961 in Peoria. She preceded him in death in 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two step-parents, Frank Martin and Pearl Foster.

Gene is survived by two children Kimberly (John) Hanley of Washington, and C.J. (Virginia) Foster of Metamora; 8 grandchildren Alex Haycock of Brooklyn, NY, Ryan Simpson of East Peoria, John Hanley, Darby Hanley and Jacobus Hanley, all of Washington and Jesse Foster, Macy Foster, and Bethany Foster, all of Metamora.

Gene proudly served in the US Army during the Korean war. He was a meat cutter for many years and later worked as a supervisor in the Inventory Control Department at Caterpillar in Morton, retiring in 1995. Gene was an avid drummer since his teenage years. He was a past member of the Musicians Union and of the Central Illinois Jazz Society, where he served as a board member and treasurer.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at The Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel in Peoria. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service, also at the chapel. Rev. Stephen Barch will officiate and burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gene’s name may be made to the Central Illinois Jazz Society, 441 E. High Point Dr., Peoria, IL 61614.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

17

Jul

9:30 AM 7/17/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7/17/2019 10:30:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

17

Jul

10:30 AM 7/17/2019 10:30:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Central Illinois Jazz Society

441 E. High Point Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
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