Dennis "Mike" Michael Foster

Birth: January 4th, 1939
Death: March 17th, 2019
Age: 80 years

Dennis “Mike” Michael Foster, age 80, of Whittemore, Michigan passed away suddenly Sunday, March 17, 2019 at his home.  He was born January 4, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Roy and Jean (O’Banion) Foster.  Mike graduated from Hartman High School in Hartman, AR in 1957.  He married Eloise Short in 1968.  Mike joined the US Air Force in 1957 and had a 20 year career with them retiring in 1977.  Mike then became a First Fire Rescue Officer retiring in 2001.  He was a life member of the Hale VFW Post #7435.  Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, mountain climbing when he was younger and watching westerns on TV.


Mike is survived by his son, Mike (Christina) Foster of Whittemore; step-children, Clinton (Kari) Loomis of Hale, Karen (Mike) Ballard of Kalamazoo, Ray (Helen) Loomis of Whittemore; grandchildren, Brendon, Kelly, Mike, Katie, Erica, Clay, Leighanna; 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eloise; step-son, William Loomis; grandson, Clinton Loomis and a sister, Bette Trudelle.


The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 2 to 8 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington Street, Hale, MI. Services will be on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Daniel O’Brien officiating. Interment and military honors will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in South Branch. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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