Robert W. (Bob) Foster, 88, of South Haven, MI and formerly of Elnora, IN, and Edwardsburg, MI, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29 at his son's home.
He has resided with his son, Rob in South Haven, MI for the past seven years.
Bob was born June 23, 1919, in Jefferson County Indiana. He married Helen (McCoy) Foster on January 8, 1949, who preceded him in death on March 7, 2002.
He was a veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with six Bronze Stars and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star. He earned his college degree from the Indiana School of Pharmacy at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He owned and operated the Foster Pharmacy in Elnora, from 1949 to 1986, when he retired. He was a life member of the American Legion Post No.245, Elnora, IN and served 8 years on the North Daviess Community School Board.
Survivors include his daughter, Roberta (Larry) Luce of Clinton; three sons: Rob (Doreen) Foster of South Haven, MI, John Foster of Granger and Larry (Sherry) Foster of Germantown, TN; four grandchildren: Brian (Tina) Luce of Matoon, IL, Ryan (Linda) Foster of Wilmington, NC, Dustin (Hannah) Foster of Carol Stream, IL, and Caitlin Foster of Granger; two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Griffin Luce and one expected in late January 2008. He is also survived by one sister, Polly Auberry of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five brothers; and two sisters.
Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service which will begin at 1 p.m. Ed Sellers will officiate and interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Elnora with military graveside services conducted by American legion Post No. 246 from Elnora.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com