RONALD K. FOSTER (1947-2017) LOCAL #10 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

RONALD K. FOSTER (1947-2017) LOCAL #10 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

03/27/2017

Ronald “Ron” K. Foster passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). 

He was born on April 20, 1947 in Leon, Iowa to Chet and Katherine (Coon) Foster. Ron proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a Des Moines Police Officer, retiring after 43 years of dedicated and loyal service. He married Phyllis Cronin Utsler on August 26, 1995. Ron was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. 

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; children, Ron (Leattia) Foster, Rachel (Bill) Daniels, Chris Foster and Patrick (Victoria) Foster; step-daughters, Bridget (David) Castelluccio and Cindy (Randy) Ball; grandchildren, Hunter, Gabe, Michael, Annie, Kaye, Chase, Jacob, Sam, Emily, Janie, Alex and Ella; siblings, Jerry Foster and Kathy Dale; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Claudia (Dodds) Foster; and his grandson, Cole.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5th at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th Street. Ron will be laid to rest with military honors at 2 p.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church and John Stoddard Cancer Center.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Powell 3 staff and Dr. Heddinger as well as the staff at MOHA.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com

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