NEW WINDSOR-Dean Foster, 88, New Windsor, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo.
He was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Hermon, the son of Homer and Lena (Thurman) Foster.
He graduated from Maquon High School. He married Helen Elaine Simkins Oct. 25, 1941 in Palmyra, Mo. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter Pam Bateman of Sherrard and two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was employed at the Blue Bell Factory in Abingdon and later employed as an engineer for the Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline, New Windsor, retiring May 29, 1982
Services were held Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha with burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg.