|Darrell K. Foster, 71, went to join his parents and meet his Savior at 7:25 am Friday, February 8, 2013 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born on September 7, 1941 in Galesburg, Ill. the son of George and Violet Peterson Foster.
Darrell graduated from Galesburg High School in 1959. His working career took him from Kansas City to Chicago to Des Moines. He worked for Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg and Kansas City. He then worked for Dunlap Sporting Goods in Chicago becoming a district manager. He moved back to Galesburg to care for his mother and became a manager for the East Main Street Kentucky Fried Chicken store. He worked at M & R Oil in Knoxville, Ill. and the One Stop Smoke Shop in downtown Galesburg.
Darrell had a great sense of humor. In his younger years he was an avid bowler and later in life he enjoyed a good round of golf at Lake Bracken. He loved his family and would do anything for them. He was an Eagle Boy Scout.
He fought hard to stay here a little longer. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Darrell is survived by a sister, Vicki Burton of Galesburg; a niece, Lisa (and Greg) Emken; a nephew, Rob Burton; a great niece, Trinity Burton; a great nephew, Lucien Burton and a good friend, Ron Burton. Darrell was preceded into heaven by his parents, who welcomed him with open arms.
Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. William Miller will officiate. Visitation will be 11:30 AM-1:00 PM at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.