Doris M. Foster

East Tawas, Michigan
May 5, 1926 - October 29, 2018


Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM

Service Location

Holy Family Catholic Church ~ East Tawas, Michigan


Saturday, November 3, 2018 ~ 11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Doris Marie Foster
Age 92, of East Tawas died on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Medilodge of Sterling Heights in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Doris was born the daughter of Charles and Lucille (Denryter) Beierman in Warren, Michigan on May 5, 1926. She graduated from Bush High School in Centerline, Michigan Class of 1943. Doris married the love of her life Edward Joseph Foster on her birthday May 5, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan and together they shared 71 years of marriage and raised two sons. Doris along with her husband Edward owned and operated Sunrise Cabins in East Tawas from 1971 until they retired in 1986. Doris was a devout member of Holy Family Catholic Church and their #1 volunteer in the church office. She was a member of the CFA team the Finance Council and a Eucharist Minister from 1997 – 2016. She loved spending time with her family, friends and her church family, she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her two sons; David (Sherrie) Foster and Mark (Darlene) Foster; 5 grandchildren; Jennifer (Todd) Eschenburg, Adam (Ashly) Foster, Eric (Kate) Foster, Amy (Riley) Sparks and April Foster; nine great – grandchildren, Chelsea, Lucas, Colin, Sophie, Breanna, Caylie, Benjamin, Addison and Ariel. Doris is preceded in death by her parents and her husband. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas with Reverend Charles Donajkowski officiating. Family and friends are welcome at church from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church. Condolences may be shared at


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St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery


Dear Mom, thank you for being the best Mother-in-law a girl could ever have. You taught me so much about life and living. You were the best cook ever! We will all remember the many wonderful family times we shared with you, and your guy Ed. Like the song goes, " thanks for the memories." You have given me a treasure trove full of them. While we did share a few tears over the past 50 years we knew each other, I know you would agree that, we shared many more smiles, hugs and laughs. I am going to miss you dearly, but it helps to know that you are now resting safely in our Heavenly Father's arms, and that you are once again reunited with Ed. RIP Doris. I will love you always.
— Darlene Foster
I will miss you, my dearest Aunt Doris. It was a luxury to visit you and Uncle Eds (still not sure why our family referred to him with an “s”) a couple of times over recent years. Always a joy through my years to be entertained by the two of you, and the shenanigans that ensued at family gatherings. Stubbing out a lit cigarette in the bare hand comes to mind; love that trick. May you enjoy the eternal light, as you once again embrace your eternal love, Ed.
— Stephen Faszcza
Dear Doris....i will miss your warmth, wisdom, and especially your wit, and I will never forget how you welcomed me and my children into your family and even allowed them to call you "Geandma". That was such a blessing to me at the time and helped ease the pain of leaving their own geandparents behind when we moved from Seattle. I will miss your special spark but know that you are happily back with Ed and probably up to something that is causing a raisee etebrow by "the man upstairs"! Love you both, ever & always!
— Christina Gingrich
My heartfelt condolences to my widespread family who are grieving the loss of
Doris but are also celebrating her long and meaningful life. I know her husband (my brother), her family and her church brought great joy to her life so I will think about those times and keep her memory alive.
— Anne Tierney

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