NATOMA — Dorothy Anita (Ahrens) Foster, died July 20, at Redbud Village in Plainville. Born Dec. 5, 1925, on the family farm in rural Osborne County, she was the daughter of Paul Conrad and Amanda Julie (Eickhoff) Ahrens. She attended Belleville Country School. On Feb. 13, 1946, she married Charles Dean Foster, in Russell. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. She later worked at various jobs in local businesses, grocery store cashier, waitress, bank and mortuary custodian.
Mrs. Foster was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Natoma, Peace Lutheran Guild, American Legion Post 109 Auxiliary in Natoma, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Russell.
Survivors include her brother, Hobie of San Francisco, Calif.; sister Elaine of Bend Ore.; three daughters, Karen Blank of Smith Center, Susi Clark of Natoma, and Carol Gotsche of Great Bend; sons Chuck Foster of West DesMoines, Iowa and Larry Foster of Wilson; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Roger; husband Dean; grandson Christopher Clark; brother and sister-in law Herb and Edith Ahrens; and sister-in-law Jan Ahrens.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, at Peace Lutheran Church in Natoma. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Natoma. Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church, Peace Lutheran Guild or Redbud Village in care of the funeral home.
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Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, July 23, 2013