Thomas F. Foerster, 77 of Blue Eye, MO passed away peacefully on January 3, 2023. He was born in Chicago, IL on November 18, 1945, to George and Rose Foerster.
Thomas is survived by his wife Marian, his children: Thomas Foerster, Jr (Marie), Penny Skerhutt (Steve), Connie Blank, Teri Vanlandingham (MIke), Patrick Blank (Candace) and Derek Foerster, his grandchildren: Margaret Brewer (Ryan), McKenna Skerhutt, Colton Skerhutt, Addison Vanlandingham, William Blank, Edward Blank and Emalee Blank, as well as his great grandchildren: Mason, Kaylee and Jackson.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose (Wichlac) Foerster, Sherle Monheim (Mother of Thomas, Jr and Penny), brother James Foerster, sister Lucille Albrecht and grandson Benjamin Vanlandingham.
With a love of landscape design and horticulture Tom started Terrace Landscaping in Niles, IL with his brother Jim at age 21. At the same time he also became a lieutenant in the Niles Fire Department. In 1979 he moved his family to Eagle River, WI where he started Terrace Gardens as well as a John Deere dealership. He met his beloved wife Marian on a blind date and they were married on August 10, 1985. In 1989 he moved to Illinois and started Aspen Landscape and became the owner of 9 Subway stores all while he was the Building and Grounds Superintendent at J.B. Sanfillippo and Sons.
Over the years Tom also enjoyed woodworking, fishing and traveling. He was a gentle man who worked hard, loved his family and gave generously to others. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a great man.
In lieu of flowers to honor Tom's legacy of helping those in need, please consider donations to:
St Vincent de Paul Society of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Cove, in his name.lvd.O Box 548
20 Kimberling Blvd.
PO Box 548
Kimberling City, MO 65686-0548
Tuesday, January 10th from 4:00-8:00 pm
Kahle-Moore Funeral Home
403 Silver Lake Rd
Cary, IL 60013
Wednesday, January 11th at 10:30 am
St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
410 First St
Place of Burial:
Interment to be at Our Lady of the Cove Columbarium in Kimberling City, MO with a memorial service. Date and time TBD.
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