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June 13, 2012
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Amelia Eva Foster
Services for Amelia Foster will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Almlie Funeral Home, Tracy. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Johnsonville Lutheran Cemetery, north of Walnut Grove, MN at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Online condolences may be placed at www.almliefh.com.
Amelia, age 88, Walnut Grove, MN died Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Mayo Health Systems in Springfield, MN.
Amelia Eva Foster was born June 30, 1923 to George and Emma (Zamzow) Williams in Walnut Grove, MN, 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, MN. They made their home on a farm near Revere, MN and later near Walnut Grove before retiring into Walnut Grove in 1976. Amelia worked as a nurse’s aid in the Revere Home for over sixteen 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 active in her church, teaching Sunday School, Summer Bible School and confirmation classes. She enjoyed baking bread and cookies, sewing and reading the newspaper, but what she really loved was spending time with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Darlow Foster, Walnut Grove, MN; daughters Shirley Sliker, Walnut Grove, MN and Bev (Duane) Weedman, Tracy, MN; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Berniece Parker, Glenwood, MN and Gloria Pack, Walnut Grove, MN; nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; infant brother; two sons-in-law, Larry Peterson and Fred Sliker; two brothers-in-law, Charles “Bud” Parker and Warren Pack.
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