Published in Rockford
Register Star from October 17 to October 18, 2012
ROCKFORD - Robert "Tom" Foust Jr., 64, of Rockford passed away
peacefully Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born
Aug. 18, 1948, in Rockford, son of Robert and Helen (Lien) Foust Sr. Graduated
from Harlem High School. Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Married Jan
Harris on Oct. 13, 1973, in Rockford.
He played professional minor league baseball. Employed as a carpenter
by Harris Construction and Schmeling Construction.
After retiring, Bob enjoyed traveling to Denver to spend time with family.
He enjoyed fishing, sharing time with many special friends, and took great
pride in his family.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jan; son, John (Ellie) Foust; granddaughter,
Holland Elizabeth; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Harris; sister-in-law, Sandra
(Ron) Eakes; nieces, Kelsey (Matt) Klein and Ashley (Nate) Bole; great-niece,
Kayton Klein; several aunts and cousins.
Predeceased by parents; and father-in-law, John Harris.
In honor of Bob's wishes, a private family celebration of his life will
In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Heart Association or Multiple
Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., Loves Park.