Hamilton County


Sgt. Milo L. Foster




His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Aug. 4, 1969

Milo Foster dies at 79

Funeral services for Milo L. Foster, 79, widely known Webster City businessman, were held today at 2 p.m. at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. Gordon Watson officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery.

Mr. Foster died Friday evening at Crestview Manor following a long illness. He had been more seriously ill the past month.

Milo Leslie Foster, son of Thomas and Charlotte Foster, was born Dec. 8, 1889, at Aurelia, Iowa, and his early childhood was spent on farms in Iowa. He later moved with his parents to a farm near Diller, Neb. and in 1914 the family moved to Webster City.

Mr. Foster served with the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in the 168th Infantry, the famed Rainbow Division, being located overseas for 18 months. He later became a member of the Last Man’s club of the division.

He was united in marriage Sept. 27, 1921, to Ruth Tolstrup, and the couple had always resided in Webster City where Mr. Foster owned and operated the Rainbow Barber and Beauty shop for many years. He later sold the shop and engaged in the insurance business, known as the Foster Insurance Agency for 22 years. While semi-retired, he was employed as appraiser for the FHS, later retiring from his position because of ill health.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Shirley) Dickson of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada; three grandchildren, Pamela, Vaughn, and Valerie; one sister, Mrs. Nora Quinn of Albert Lea, Minn., and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Mr. Foster was a member of the Asbury United Methodist church and in earlier years was active in the church choir. He was a past commander of the American Legion and held a life membership in that organization. He was a member of Webster City’s famed Drum and bugle Corps which won statewide honors. He was an honorary member of the Rotary club and a past exalted ruler of the Elks where he also held a life membership. He was a charter member of the Webster City Men’s chorus.

He served as supply sergeant for Co. F, Iowa State Guard, during World War II. In addition to his Legion membership, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Source: ancestry.com