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Brian D. Foster

July 12, 1967 ~ September 20, 2021 (age 54)


Brian D. Foster, age 54, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born on July 12, 1967 in Reno, Nevada, the son of Donald S. and Peg J. (Carter) Foster. He married Julie A. Petrashek on February 19, 1988 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, and she survives.

Brian was a 1985 graduate of Lawrenceville High School. He served his country for 12 years in the United States Navy, where he served on the USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier in the Persian Gulf in support of Desert Storm. He was an over the road truck driver, and enjoyed working on computers.

Survivors include his parents; wife, two children, Lindsay Gordon and husband, Trent and Tony Foster all of Lawrenceville, Illinois; three brothers, Donnie Foster and wife, Jennifer of Lawrenceville, Illinois, Matt Foster and wife, Lisa of Bridgeport, Illinois, and Scott Roberts of Kentucky; one sister, Jamie Shidler and husband, Robert of Nebraska; father-in-law, Roger Petrashek of Lawrenceville, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Traci Yarber and husband, Bub of Lawrenceville, Illinois; two grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM CDT at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery with military rites. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
September 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Lawrenceville City Cemetery
300 18th Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439


Shriners Hospitals for Children

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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