Amelia Foster, 88, of Walnut Grove died Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Mayo Health Systems in Springfield. Services were held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be placed at www.almliefh.com.
Amelia Eva Foster was born June 30, 1923 to George and Emma (Zamzow) Williams in Walnut Grove, Redwood County.
She was baptized in Willow Lake Township, confirmed in the Revere Lutheran Church and attended Lamberton Public Schools.
On March 4, 1947 Amelia married Darlow Foster in Walnut Grove. They made their home on a farm near Revere and later near Walnut Grove before retiring into Walnut Grove in 1976.
Amelia worked as a nurse’s aid in the Revere Home for more than 16 years and retired in 1984.
She was a past member of the Revere Lutheran Church and currently was a member of the Johnsonville Lutheran Church, north of Walnut Grove. In the past she was very active in her church, teaching Sunday school, Summer Bible school and confirmation classes.
She enjoyed baking bread and cookies, sewing and reading the newspaper each day, but what she really loved was spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren.
Amelia became a patient of the Mayo Health Systems in Springfield just days before her death, surrounded by her loving family, Friday, June 8, 2012 at the age of 88.
Amelia is survived by her husband, Darlow Foster of Walnut Grove; Shirley Sliker of Walnut Grove and Bev (Duane) Weedman of Tracy; seven grandchildren, Dan Peterson, Rob (Kim) Peterson, Amber (Jason) Greeley, Heidi (Nick) Bitker, Dustin Weedman, Amanda Weedman and Jeff Sliker; 10 great-grandchildren, Holden, Chase and Sage Greeley, Kinsley, Emersyn and Meghan Bitker, Hank and Michael Peterson and Sam and Sean Lemburg; two sisters, Berniece Parker of Glenwood and Gloria Pack of Walnut Grove; nieces, nephews and friends.
Her parents, infant brother, two sons-in-law, Larry Peterson and Fred Sliker, and two brothers-in-law, Charles “Bud” Parker and Warren Pack, preceded her in death.