Michael Richard Foster

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Michael Richard Foster

Michael Richard Foster Michael Richard Foster
On Friday, May 10, 2019, Michael Richard Foster, loving husband and father, passed suddenly and unexpectedly in Knoxville, Tenn., at the age of 66.
Mike was born in La Crosse, to Marjorie and Richard Foster. He married Pat Hanson in October 1973. He received his degree in mortuary science from Chicago and worked for Sletten-McKee Hanson until 1984, when he and Pat purchased Ipsen-Foster Tent and Awning (later changed to Foster Awning and Canvas) until he retired in 2016.
He is now reunited with his son, Eric; sister, Debbie Reget; and his parents, Richard and Marjorie Foster.
Mike is survived by his wife, Pat; his three children, Angela Foster (Ryan), Kari Root (Zach) and Adam Foster (Sara). He is also survived by his six loving grandchildren, Annabelle, Aaron and Aiden Foster, Isaac and Liam Root, Ava Thomas; and his sister, Julie (Ken) Carraux.
If you knew Mike, please join us to remember him from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Boot Hill, 1501 St. Andrew St., La Crosse, Wis., 54603. We would love to hear stories about the things we didn't know. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the charity of donor's choice.
RIP hubby, daddy, Mr. Foster, grandpa, campfire grandpa and little buddy.
Published on May 15, 2019
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6 posts

Jim Hobelsberger
May 16, 2019
This is indeed very sad news!!
I first met Mike way back in 1967 when we were both employed at the Pizza Villa on 3rd Street in downtown La Crosse, where "we were working our way through high school."
Even in our high school years, Mike had a strong work ethic. He also had a good sense of humor, balanced by his practical way of looking at things.
And as we all know, he turned into a very skilled r c helicopter pilot. Furthermore, as the owner of one of his airplanes, I will keep that aircraft flying - in his memory!
I believe that anyone who got to know him will miss him. We will always have the memories of him to keep.
I was fortunate to know him.
May 16, 2019
Mike was a great guy! He had a witty sense of humor and a simple smile that left you wondering what he was really thinking. My thoughts are on overload for those who loved this guy. I cannot imagine the intensity of coping with your loss. I am sad for all of you. Mike will definitely be missed! Big hugs to Pat and her family!
May 16, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family of Mike. I am a old high school buddy, and Mike was a very nice guy. Fond memories from high school. So sad. Blessings from the lord almighty.
Audrey Lloyd
May 15, 2019
Pat, I never expected to be writing this to you. I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Keep your memories dear and close. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tim and Sharon Tobin
May 15, 2019
So very sad to hear of Mikes passing, he was a good man and hard worker.
Carol & Phil Hutchison
May 15, 2019
. This is such a tragic loss our hearts are breaking on the news about Mike. He was just one of those guys you wanted to be friends with, sweet, funny and kind.
We will pray that you are comforted by love many great stories from your family and friends.