Charles Alton Foster

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  • Name: Charles Alton Foster
  • Location of Birth: Wilton, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 20, 1918
  • Date of Death: January 12, 1995 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Marion and Retta Foster
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Awards:
    Bronze Star

  • Military Highlights:
    Charles served in the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific Theater where he received a Bronze Star.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Charles was an area resident for over 50 years.

    He married Lorraine Homuth in Sisseton, South Dakota on September 5, 1942.

    Charles worked for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company for over 38 years retiring in 1980.

    He was a member of Ponti-Peterson Post 1720 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Retta Foster; one son, Wyman; and two brothers, Wyman and Chester.

    He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; sons, Thomas, James, Brian, and Warren; three daughters, Betsy Mattfield, Vicky Miller, and Cindy Howard; one brother, Lester; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    Charles died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-D-14-2-5)

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