WILLIAM JOHN “FRED” FOSTER, age 76 of Waseca, died at his home on Friday, May 5, 2023.
William was born in Des Moines, IA, on June 1, 1946. He was adopted by John William and Dorothy Ann (Hample) Foster. As a child his family moved to Waseca, and he attended Waseca Schools. Following his graduation from Waseca Central High School, Fred was drafted into the United States Army, and served his country in Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Minnesota and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree. In addition to working various odd jobs around southern Minnesota, Fred’s more important role was caring for his parents. He enjoyed fishing and listening to music, and was a member of the Waseca VFW.
Fred is survived by his sister, Barbara Ann Fritz of McGregor and her son Kurt John Fritz of McGregor; as well as numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, John Leo Fritz.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 12, 2023 at the Third Street Chapel of Dennis-Steffel Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service in Waseca. Visitation will be held for one hour before the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca, and a luncheon will be held at the Waseca Sweet-Sommers VFW Post 1642.