Roger Leslie Foster was born in Morris on August 1, 1961, the son of Robert Lee Foster Sr and Alma Louise (Fisher) Foster.
He is preceded in death by his Moms Louise (Fisher) Foster and Judy (Peel) Foster as well as his brother Bruce Brayton.
He is survived by his children Roger (Kim) Foster Jr., Joshua Lee Foster, Crystal (Dwayne) Phillips and Stacy Mayberry. He is also survived by his father Robert Foster Sr., Siblings Robert Foster Jr, Rosemary (Ray) Grossi, Laurie (Larry) Koetz, Lynn (Rick) Allen, Raylene Grossi, numerous nieces and nephews and his twin and best friend Rodney Leeland Foster. Beloved grandchildren are Kameron and Kooper Foster, Sierra, Christian and Dwayne Phillips Jr., Danielle and Lexie Mayberry.
Roger was born and raised in Morris. A graduate of MCHS class of ‘79, he held positions across many area businesses including A&W, The Paper Mill, Barge Services, and with his twin Rodney at Environmental Control Heating and Air Conditioning.
Roger, lovingly known as Olaf in his younger days, was a 70’s rock enthusiast, a lover of nature, and he harbored a unique perspective on life. More than anything else, Roger was a devoted and deeply proud father and grandfather.
Roger suffered many physical ailments for most of his life, often with great pain. The great challenge of his life would have crushed the average man, but Roger endured with a quiet humor that was entirely his own and with a heart that belonged entirely to others. Not one to complain or despair about his own mortality, Roger would often say “Whatever He (God) decides is OK with me”.
Roger was a good man and a cherished member of our family. We will miss him so much.
Please join us in celebration of his life on Tuesday January 4th. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 6:30pm immediately followed by a Service at the First Presbyterian Church located at 200 East Jackson Street Morris. Dinner will be provided after the service in the Celebration Room at Davis Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W Washington St. Morris. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a homeless shelter of your choice in Roger’s name.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the U. C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located at 301 West Washington Street Morris IL. An online guest book for Roger is available by visiting ucdaviscallahan.com. If attending the services for Roger, CDC guidelines should be followed.