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In Memory of James E. Foster

Visitation

A visitation will be held 4:00 -7:00 PM Friday, January 20, 2012 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson and one hour prior to the service at church

Funeral Services

A Memorial Service will take place 11:00 AM Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Drive, Roberts, WI.

James Eugene Foster, age 75 of Roberts, passed away January 16, 2012 at United Hospital in St. Paul.  James was born June 22, 1936 in New Richmond, WI; the son of Raymond and Jean Margaret (Graham) Foster.  In his earlier years, James and his family lived in Missouri for a short time which brought many fond childhood memories for him.  He graduated from Roberts High School in 1954.  He was united in marriage in Grantsburg, WI on May 8, 1965 to Jean Paulson. Their marriage was blessed with three children.  James worked as a transportation agent for Northwest Airlines for 39 years; retiring in 1998. 

James and his family raised and showed pure breed Arabian horses for many years.  He enjoyed antiques and deer hunting.  He was also an avid Green Bay Packer football fan.  He cherished his family and enjoyed his time with his two grandchildren. 

James will remain in the hearts of his loving wife of 46 years, Jean; daughter Laura (Charles) Hahr; grandchildren, Jacob and Yekaterina “Katya” Hahr; sister, Lucy Smith and sister-in-law, Mary Kay Foster.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Wilson “Bill” Foster, brother-in-law, Richard Smith, parents and infant son. 

A visitation will be held 4:00 -7:00 PM Friday, January 20, 2012 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson and one hour prior to the service.  A Memorial Service will take place 11:00 AM Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Drive, with Reverend Delbert Permann officiating.  Interment will take place at the Warren Cemetery in Roberts.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Fern, Gordon Gallati, Charlie Grupe, David Smith, Joel Foust and Earl Pechuman.  Funeral Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson (715) 386-3725 

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