The Obit For Bob Foust

Robert Foust Jr.

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 be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Heart Association or Multiple Sclerosis Fund.

Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., Loves Park.