Eva Josephine Fagan Foster

Foster_webEva Josephine Fagan Foster, age 91, of Friendship, Wisconsin died February 12, 2013 at the Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Friendship, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be 11:00a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Friendship, Wisconsin.   Bishop John Barrett will officiate.  Interment will be at the Hancock Cemetery, Hancock, Wisconsin.  Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the Church.

Eva was born December 25, 1921 in Madison, Wisconsin to Albert Murl and Josephine (Rogers) Fagan.

She graduated from Hancock High School in June of 1939.

Eva married Charles Gordon Foster on June 11, 1939 in Hancock, Wisconsin.  They farmed on shares in the Hancock area when first married.  They purchased a farm in the township of Dakota in Waushara County in 1943.  Eva & Charles moved to Wautoma in 1963 where they both worked at the Speed Queen factory.  They moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 1972 until 1981 when they served as full time missionaries in the San Diego, California Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for eighteen months.  They returned to Wautoma where they lived until 1985. They then purchased the Friendship Motor Court which they operated until they moved to Lake St. in Friendship when they retired.

Eva was a 4-H leader, loved to square dance, loved family history & genealogy, was an avid reader, traveler and cook.  She enjoyed fishing and hosting many family parties and gatherings.  Eva was an active member of the Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist Churches in Wautoma.  More recently she was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Friendship, Wisconsin.  Eva served as the Adams-Friendship Ward Relief Society President, visiting teacher, and taught in several auxiliaries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gordon Foster; parents, Albert & Josephine Fagan and six brothers & sisters


Son:  Fred (Sharon) Foster of Bluffton, South Carolina

Daughter:  Eloise Jarman of Palm Bay, Florida

Son:  Charles Foster III of Friendship, Wisconsin

Daughter:  Mary Lou Adams of Arkdale, Wisconsin

Son:  Arthur (Mary Jo) Foster of Portage, Wisconsin

21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren

Sister:  Velma Kunz of Stoughton, Wisconsin


Her family would like to thank the Dr.’s and staff at Moundview Memorial Hospital for the professional, compassionate and kind service they rendered to Eva.

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  1. Travis Bartel says:

    So Sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing Fred, Eloise, Charley, Mary Lou, and Art. I am glad I was able to visit with your Mother at my Mother’s funeral. Please accept my sincere condolences.


  2. Paul Dyer says:

    We are rememberig Eva and thinking about your family with fondness.

  3. Pat & Lori Livingston, Deanna and Sheldon Mallard, Casper, WY says:

    Brother and Sister Foster and family. We are sorry to hear of Grandma Foster’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time as we know it is hard to say good by but we know where she is at and that she is with Grandpa Foster. We miss you and wish we could be there. Our love and prayers go out to you along with Heavenly Fathers’ blessings and comfort.

  4. Michelle (Foster), Curtis, Trinity and Belle Sears says:

    We were sad to learn of Grandma Foster’s passing. We remember the fun times at Grandma’s house over the past years. She enjoyed cooking for the family and telling stories about her life with Grandpa. We are sorry that we cannot make the trip to Wisconsin. We are thinking of the entire family and praying for peace in all our hearts. We are glad she is now with the Lord, and feel blessed that she was part of our lives for so long.

  5. Sue Anderson says:

    Becca, Megan and Family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandma. You are in my thoughts at this sad time. Becca, I remember the fun you and Mindy had going to visit Grandma. If you need anything just ask.

  6. Dennis and Patricia Becker, Lyndon Station, Wisconsin says:

    Dennis and I are sad at the loss of a lovely sister who really touched our hearts. She was a true friend and always had good advice to share. We miss her already; however, we believe that we too shall join her soon. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you all in this time of sorrow, and may He send the Holy Ghost to comfort you.

  7. Jim and Sue Richards says:

    Sister Foster was superlative in her approach to life. She was a wonderful example to all of us. Jim and I feel so fortunate to have known her. We send our heart-felt condolences to all her family.

  8. Grant & Tina Johnson says:

    Art & Mary Jo,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers today and in the days to come.

  9. Tamra Bassett(Rizner)(Hoops) says:

    Im sorry to hear about your lose. I well be praying for the whole family in this time of sadness shes in good hands now. Love always Tammy

  10. Karen Christensen says:

    So sorry to hear of “Gramma Foster’s” passing. All of you are in my thoughts as you remember the wonderful woman she was and lay her to rest to be reunited with her husband Charles. She lived a good life and left a legacy within her family.