Mary A. Foster
Mary Agnes Foster, 94, of Fond du Lac, was called home on
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Harbor Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mary was born on October 3, 1924, to the parents of Paul and
Margaret (Pickart) Meixensperger in Fond du Lac. She attended St. Mary’s
Elementary School and then Fond du Lac High School. She graduated from Fond du
Lac Vocational and Adult School for Practical Nurses on January 14, 1966.
On December 1, 1945, she married the love of her life,
Howard Thomas Foster in Fond du Lac at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They had one
child, Lawrence Howard Foster Sr. on November 7, 1952.
Mary was a passionate and talented artist and heavily
involved with the Fond du Lac and Wisconsin Artist Association, serving as
President for many years. She received many awards throughout her life for her
beautiful work with oil paintings, watercolor and photography.
She became the first certified female Navy ARC Welder of
Fond du Lac during WWII. She became a certified LPN and enjoyed working at St.
Agnes Hospital. She enjoyed being involved with the Fond du Lac Women’s
Auxiliary Aerie 270 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagle’s Club where she served
She was a member of Holy Family Parish, enjoyed traveling
the world, camping, hunting, playing bingo, knitting, reading and spending time
with her family and cats, Missy and Casey.
Mary is survived by her son, Lawrence Foster, Sr.; her
grandchildren, Lawrence (Donna) Foster, David (Becca) Foster, Erik (Alicia)
Foster and Jennifer (James) Cousineau; and her great-grandchildren, Grey, Eva,
Cora, Kaylynn, Lilly, Levi and Vera.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, her
parents, Paul and Margaret Meixensperger and her siblings, Harry (Rose),
Christine (George), Alphonse (Sis), Paul Claude (Babe), Margaret (Robert),
Norbert (Mary) and Karl.
VISITATION: Mary’s family invites relatives and friends for
a time of visitation at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way,
Fond du Lac on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:45 AM.
SERVICE: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church following visitation at
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