In Memory

Mike Foster

On Friday, May 10, 2019, Michael Richard Foster, loving husband and father, passed suddenly and unexpectedly in Knoxville, Tenn., at the age of 66.

Mike was born in La Crosse to Marjorie and Richard Foster. He married Pat Hanson in October 1973. He received his degree in mortuary science from Chicago and worked for Sletten-McKee Hanson until 1984, when he and Pat purchased Ipsen-Foster Tent and Awning (later changed to Foster Awning and Canvas) until he retired in 2016.

He is now reunited with his son, Eric; sister, Debbie Reget; and his parents, Richard and Marjorie Foster.

Mike is survived by his wife, Pat; his three children, Angela Foster (Ryan), Kari Root (Zach) and Adam Foster (Sara). He is also survived by his six loving grandchildren, Annabelle, Aaron and Aiden Foster, Isaac and Liam Root, Ava Thomas; and his sister, Julie (Ken) Carraux.

If you knew Mike, please join us to remember him from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Boot Hill, 1501 S. Andrew St., La Crosse, WI, 54603. We would love to hear stories about the things we didn’t know. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the charity of donor’s choice.

RIP hubby, daddy, Mr. Foster, grandpa, campfire grandpa and little buddy.