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Margaret Foster


February 13, 2018

FRANKLIN GROVE, Ill. - Margaret Foster, 96, died on Feb. 11, 2018. at the Franklin Grove Nursing Home, Franklin Grove.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1921, in Oregon, Ill.. to Henry and Hazel (Lindsay) Mattison. She graduated from Oregon Community High School and Northern Illinois University. She was an accomplished musician, enjoyed gardening, loved animals, especially cats, and worked very hard to raise her large family. She lived in Sycamore most of her adult life.

Margaret was married to Elroy Budrow in 1941. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1942. She married Raymond Foster in 1947. He preceded her in death in 2003. They were married for 56 years.

She is survived by nine children: Jean Budrow Rencontre (James), of Ironwood, Mich .; Mary Foster, (Dan Peterson) of Idaho; Nancy Rankin (Lowell Cronbaugh), of Iowa, Susan Brown (Dennis), of Texas; Sam Foster (Kathy), of Washington; Sarah Cronin (Kenneth), of Iowa; Dan Foster (Jennifer), of Illinois; Elisabeth Mulli (Raymond), of Minnesota; and Judith Foster, of California.

She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, including Christina Rencontre and Edward Rencontre, both of Ironwood; a multitude of great-grandchildren, including Lauchette Byrne (Clancey), Stephan Rencontre and Levi Rencontre, all of Ironwood; and several great-great grandchildren, including Ian and Harley Brady and Finnegan and Emmett Byrne, all of Ironwood. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Kathy Foster.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, her husbands, her brother, James Mattison, and a son, David Foster, in 1996.

A memorial service will be held in Sycamore in March.


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