Donald E. Foster, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home, Dodge City.
Donald E. Foster, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home, Dodge City. He was born on April 24, 1928 at Great Bend, the son of Everett and Ina (Davis) Foster. He moved to Haskell County in 1930 and attended school at Sublette. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Foster married Kathleen Ausmus on April 19, 1953 at Kinsley, she survives. He has been a Dodge City resident since 1953. He worked at the United West Community Credit Union for 25 years before retiring in 1990. He later worked for Earl Carlson Painting Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters Mildred Miller and Merle Dimmitt. He was a member of the of the First United Methodist Church and Pairs and Squares Square Dance Club. He is survived by his wife Kathleen of the home; three sons, Darrell Foster of Westminister, Colo., Douglas Foster of Yuciapa, Calif., and Kyle Foster of Mentone, Calif. He is also survived by a stepson, Joe Ausmus of Dodge City; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Lance Carrithers presiding. Burial with full military honors by Howard Gotschall VFW Post #1714 will follow at Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Dodge. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Swaim Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to Trinity Manor Nursing Home in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.