Lois M Foster of Fairlawn, formerly of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Lois was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 1, 1919 to the late Henry and Henrietta Schaffhausen. She worked at Montgomery Ward in the accounting department where she met, having spotted him working on the loading dock, and later married her husband of 75 years Daniel T. Foster.
Lois spent most of her life raising their four children, often on her own as Dan, who worked for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, traveled for business requiring them to move to multiple cities and states across the country. The family finally settled in Wadsworth in 1964.
Lois was an avid philanthropist throughout her life, dedicated to giving to others. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wadsworth where she served as Eucharistic Minister, and also a co-founding member of Sacred Heart St. Vincent De Paul Society as well as a member of Holy Name Society. She and Dan helped organize the Medina County chapter of M.A.D.D.. She also volunteered for Hospice as well as Meals on Wheels.
Lois was also no stranger to fun, she loved card games and played bridge her whole life. She enjoyed hosting cocktail hour at her home, and visiting with friends. She was a golf player but to her credit more so to spend time with her husband Dan in his retirement.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Foster; daughter Susan Christine; and brother Donald Schaffhausen.
Lois is survived by; daughter, Colleen (H. Thomas) Sanders of Macungie, PA; and sons Thomas (David Hall) of San Francisco, CA; and Jack (Julia) of Akron, OH; there are three grandsons, Robert Sanders, David Sanders, and Steven Christine; five great-grandchildren, Pandora, Damian, Grayson, Maggie, and Olivia; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad St., Wadsworth where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Public inurnment will follow immediately at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will hold a private ceremony immediately following at graveside.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Village of St. Edward ATTN: Activity Department, 3125 Smith Rd. Fairlawn, OH 44333