Erik A. Foster

January 30, 1962 - February 5, 2014
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Erik A. Foster, 52, of Poplar Grove, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in his home following a courageous battle with Brain Cancer. He was born on January 30, 1962 in Davenport, Iowa; the son of Alan S. and Roseann (Lichtner) Foster. Erik graduated from Riverdale High School, class of 1981 and I.T.T. Technical Institute in Des Moines, Iowa. He married MaryAnn Picchietti in Highwood, Illinois on June 18, 1994. Erik was a skilled automotive mechanic for 30 years. He then worked as a Grain Elevator Operator for Seeger Grain Co. Harvard, Illinois. Erik honorably served his country in the Marine Corp from 1981 to 1987. He enjoyed gardening but most of all spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, MaryAnn; son, Lucas and daughter, Emily; 3 brothers, Mark Foster, Alec Foster, Kip (Michelle) Foster; 2 sisters, Laura (Phil) King and Jill Garrison and several nieces and nephews. Erik is preceded in death by his parents.


A Celebration of Erik’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the church. Cremation will take place. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue. Belvidere, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family in his name. To express condolences online, please visit

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the church.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

A Celebration of Erik’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

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Cremation to take place.


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Born: January 30, 1962
Died: February 5, 2014

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Obits posted on 2/5/14

My deepest condolences to Erik's family. May He rest in peace.


Jeff Anderson and Staff posted on 2/5/14

We extend our deepest condolences to the Foster family. May Erik rest in peace.


Val Nettgen posted on 2/6/14

God bless you and your family MaryAnn. I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear husband.


Bob and Terri Alderman posted on 2/7/14

May God hold you in his arms and comfort you in the loss if Erik. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and the kids.


Guy & Bev OTT posted on 2/8/14

Our thoughts & prayers are with you ALL!!


Jeanine Ingalls posted on 2/10/14

I am so saddened to hear about Erik's passing. I have been praying for him during the past years since he was diagnosed. Erik graduated with my son, Donny. They were good friends and golfed together throughout their high school years. Erik will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family.


Papow posted on 2/11/14

You will be missed!


Mark Foster posted on 2/11/14

Too Maryann and the kids, Erik was blessed to have you on his side. God bless you all.


Laura Foster King posted on 9/30/16

He was the Greatest brother and Unique human being. He was also my favorite brother out of 4 since childhood. Love you so much Erik