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WILLARD FRANK, 85
OCALA- Mr. Willard Frank Foster died on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Tuscany Hospice House. He was born on October 24, 1923 in Plano IL to parents, Frank and Bessie (Stilts) Foster. Mr. Foster was a US Army Veteran of WWII and the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. He was retired as CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board for C.H. Heist Corp . He was also a product developer and received 11 US and Canadian Patents. Among his hobbies, he was an avid golfer, world traveler, and a train enthusiast having collected many trains over the years. Willard is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Shirley M. Foster. Survivors include four sons, Craig (Peggy) Foster, Dennis Foster, Bruce (Michelle) Foster, and Rob (Lisa) Foster; daughter, Linda (Steve) Wright; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family will hold a private memorial service to honor Mr. Foster's life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County or Marion County Veterans Services. Arrangements are under the care of ROBERTS FUNERAL HOMES DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. 352-622-4141.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2009