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Dale Dean Foster

1936 to 2014


Dale D. Foster, 77 of Potter, was welcomed into heaven on Friday, May 2, 2014 in his home.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Fri., May 9th in the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel with Rev. Leonard Suhr officiating.

Cremation has taken place. Private Family graveside inurnment will be held at a later date.

Friends may visit the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thurs., May 8th until 5 p.m. to sign Dale's register book and to drop off condolences for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dale's name to SRMC Hospice.

Dale was born in Haxtun, Colo. the son of Roy and Lillie Foster on July 18, 1936. Dale grew up in rural Holyoke, Colo. with his parents and two sisters Jean and Esther.

Dale enlisted into the Marines in July of 1958. While in the Marines he traveled to many places in the U.S. as well as overseas serving as a military policeman. He was honorably discharged in July 1964 with the rank of Lance Corporal E-3.

Upon returning home from the service he resided in Colorado. He was employed as a mechanic and later moved to the country to do farming.

In 1969 he moved to Potter to drill water wells. Soon after moving to Potter he met his wife Ruth Johnson. They were married on June 23, 1972. From this union one son Michael was born.

Dale retired from the Cheyenne County Highway department in 2006.

After retirement Dale enjoyed his winters in Arizona with his nephew Ron. He also enjoyed his trips to Blackhawk and Prairie Winds Casino as he loved to gamble.

Dale also enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially his little buddy Chris.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years Ruth Foster of Potter. Son Michael and wife Brenda Foster of Potter, two stepsons John Alves of Ogallala and Dusty Alves of Westminster, Colo., one sister Jean Widgery of Haxtun and four grandchildren Chris, Halie, Jenna, and Austen and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Lillie Foster and Sister Esther Holland.

You may view Dale's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service is in charge of Dale's care and funeral arrangements.


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