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Frederick J. “Fred” Foster

November 29, 2017

Frederick J. “Fred” Foster, 67, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his home in Delia.

He was born August 12, 1950 at Topeka the son of Joseph F. and M. Ellen Dale Foster.  Fred grew up in the Rossville community and graduated from Rossville High School.  He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.

Fred had worked for Topeka Metal Specialties for many years.  He was a member of the Catholic faith.  Fred was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion in Rossville.

On June 12, 1981 he was united in marriage to Vickie Diehl at Rossville.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his children, Luke (Jodi) Foster, Topeka, Matthew (Misty) Foster, Fairview, TX; Jennifer (Blaine) Hensley, Rossville, Scott (Isabelle) Zlatnik, Cache, OK; Julie (Gary) Spring, Rossville, Sheila (Bobby) Coons, Melissa (Kelly) Smith all of Topeka; brothers, Robert Foster, Topeka, David Foster, Rossville and Charlie Foster, Delia; a sister, Teresa Foster, Topeka; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion in Rossville.  Private inurnment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s name and sent to Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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20 thoughts on “Frederick J. “Fred” Foster

  1. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Fred. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow and grief. I have so many fond memories of the whole family. Much love to you all.

  2. Vickie,
    I am so sorry to hear about Fred.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of the family. May God give you the strength to get through this…He was such a good man and you were all a good family together.

  3. I will always remember Fred as one of the nicest boys in my high school class.
    Even after graduation at our reunions he had a smile,a joke or two and a kind word to share.
    He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

  4. We are so very sorry. May you all be surrounded with treasured memories and the love and support of family and friends.

  5. I was so sorry to hear of Fred’s
    passing. My condolences to all
    the family. He was a student in
    Rossville High School when I
    taught there in 66-67 and 67-68.
    Cletus Manhart

  6. Vickie and family you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God be with all of you, we know McKenna and Braiden will miss him greatly.

  7. Dear Vickie and family, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Fred. He was such a nice man and you folks were so good together. you have our love, sympathy, and prayers.

  8. Growing up with Fred brings back some great times on the farm. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Cousin Joe and family.

  9. He was always so kind to me when ever I came to play at Melissa’s house. That house was always filled with children and laughter. I remember him being a volunteer for the fire department. My condolences to all!

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. He was too young to be called to the Lord. Vickie, you and all the family, are in our prayers.

  11. I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to Fred’s family. As a coworker, it was my pleasure to know Fred.

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