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Wanda Foster

November 8, 1929 July 21, 2011
Wanda Foster
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Obituary for Wanda Foster
Winnebago - Wanda Foster, 81, of Winnebago, died Thursday night, July 21, 2011, in River Bluff Nursing Home, Rockford, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born November 8, 1929, in Gillett Grove, Iowa, the daughter of Orville and Loreta (Bennett) Utley. She graduated from Gillett Grove High School in 1948. Wanda married Gilbert Foster on May 29, 1948, in Spencer, Iowa.

Wanda is lovingly survived by her daughter, Cindy Lawson of Byron; grandchildren, Michelle (Ryan) White of Rockford, Christopher Blankenship of Bluffton, S.C., and Michael Lawson of Byron; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Cullen White and Riley Blankenship; brothers, Kenneth, Donald, Orlie, Robert and Gale Utley; sisters, Lillian Cunningham, Lucille Clayton, Marilyn Brustares, Ann Tiberend, and Eula Belken; and life-long friend, Joyce Seyler of Winnebago. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; and sisters, Vida Mae Quist and Caroline Jones.

Wanda's family wishes to thank Northern IL Hospice staff and the River Bluff Hospice staff for their care and support.

Funeral Information

Private graveside service will be held in Winnebago Cemetery at a later date. At Wanda's request, cremation rites were accorded.
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