Michael Thomas Foster
Memorial service for Michael Thomas Foster, Sr., 72, Eudora will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Eudora, Kansas. He died on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 22, 1941 in Oak Park, IL the son of Lee R. and Rose (Kotzuk) Foster.
He worked as a Police Detective from 1966 until he was injured in 1983. He was a member of the Illinois Police Association and was a former Mason.
He married Gloria Buffa in October 28, 1961 in Berwyn, IL. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his children Barbara Jean Humphrey of Eudora; Michael Thomas Foster, Jr and his wife, Joanne of Illinois, Thomas Foster and his wife, Angela of Eudora, James Michael Foster of California, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Michael Thomas Foster, Sr. Memorial Fund for the benefit of his grandchildren educational fund.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.
Gloria,Barbara, Michael, Tommy and James and families, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
May Gods love help you to move through the grieving process.
Mike was such a loving, kind man. He loved his family deeply.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Gloria, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed working with Mike and also the hours we spent together off duty. Mike was always there with a helping hand whenever needed.
Dear Gloria, Barbara, Michael, Tommy and James. Mike was one of a kind, may he rest in peace.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took God’s hand when I heard the call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the same of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times a loved on’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
Don’t legnthen it now with undue grief.
Lift your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, God set me free.
Gil and Maria Barrera and family of Chino Hills California
May your family take comfort in this verse; John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” May Jesus’ words of the resurrection hope bring you comfort in your time of grief.