Emmitt D. Foster, 85, Adeline, died Saturday, Jan. 6 at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Polo.
He was born July 12, 1927 in McDonald, West Va., the son of Wesley and Martha (Burgess) Foster.
He worked as a coal miner in West Virginia and then was employed by Midwest Concrete, Franklin Park, for 30 years.
Emmitt married Clara Ginger on Feb. 19, 1999 in Adeline.
He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, music, picnics and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepsons, David (Sandy) Ginger, Monroe Center, and Richard (Betty) Ginger, Polo; three stepdaughters, Estella (James) Miller, Forreston, Barbara (Clyde) Hull, Forreston, and Bonnie (John) Oltmanns, Polo; two brothers, James E. (Sue) Foster, Thornton, and Charles H. (Sue) Foster, Owensboro, Ky.; grandchildren, Robert (Maria) Ginger, Brenda Ginger, Angie Miller, Peggy (Scott) McNeilly, Chris (Sherri) Ginger, Richard (Heather) Ginger Jr., Patty (Jason) Colgan and Amy (Craig) Branscomb; great-grandchildren, Brian Ginger, Brandon Ginger, Robert Ginger Jr., Ryan McNeilly, Lyndsey McNeilly, Jacob Howald, Michaela Howald, Gabriel Ginger, Owen Ginger and Abbygail Branscomb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, five sisters, and a great-grandchild, Parichart Ginger.
A funeral service was scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home, 203 Third Ave., Forreston.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at Burke-Tubbs.
Burial will be in Adeline Cemetery, Adeline.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Visit the online guestbook at www.burketubbs.com.