Leonard J. Foster

A Christian burial service was held Tuesday at Plombon Funeral Chapel, Stanley, for Leonard J. Foster, 73, who passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. Burial followed at the parish cemetery. Plombon Funeral Service assisted the family with arrangements.

Leonard was born May 31, 1933 in Eidsvold, son of John "Jack" and Beatrice (Wry) Foster. He grew up in the Stanley area, attended area schools and graduated from Stanley HIgh School. He then served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-55 in Panama, where he received a National Defenses Medal. After his tour of duty he returned to his home area, working at the Cloverleaf Cheese Factory. He moved to Milwaukee, where he was united in marriage to Delores Olichwier on Sept. 5, 1959. They lived in West Chicago and later moved to St. Charles, Ill. He later moved to Cedarburg, where he owned and operated Lenny’s Easttown Tavern for many years, before returning to the Stanley area to operate the Cloverleaf tavern. In his later years he resided in the Medford-Athens area, where he worked at Kmart, then at the Wisconsin Veterans Home.

He is survived by daughters Alicia (George) Boerema of St. Charles, Ill., and Denise (Robert) Backus of Medford, Ore.; four grandchildren; sisters Mavis (Fred) Johnson of Mosinee, Jackie (Ron) Henschel of Cleveland and Sharon (Larry) Anderson of Greendale; brothers Marvin (Mary) Foster of Sheboygan Falls, Harold Foster of Pine City, Minn., and Lee (friend Carol) Foster of Richmond, Minn.; goddaughter Carol Daul of Mosinee; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister and brother-in-law, Marion (Arnold) Haas.