In Memory of Graham Foster ’54

Graham Foster, Jr.,  89, of N11445 County Road A, Tomahawk, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 surrounded by his family at Riverview Health Services in Tomahawk.

Graham was born May 22, 1930 in Arizona to Graham and Ruth Foster, Sr.  He graduated from Ripon College with a BS in English. He was married to Joanne Osero on August 13, 1960. She passed away in 2007. Graham started work at the Tomahawk Leader in 1954 as an editor and stayed there until his retirement 38 years later.  He was a former County Board member, served on the Library Board, and in 1960 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. He was an award winner with the Wisconsin Newspaper Association as an editor, a reporter, and a columnist.  Graham was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Army.  He enjoyed golfing, camping, reading, Friday fish fry, and the Tomahawk Family Restaurant. He especially enjoyed his family and following them in all of their achievements. He was a proud member of the Newwood Club hunting shack.

Surviving Graham are his 2 children, Curt (Chris) Foster and Carey (Steve) Heikkinen, all of Tomahawk. 7 grandchildren, Jessica (Danny) Shore, Devin Foster, Destiny, Daniel, Serena Jo Hanke, Derek (April Geire) Heikkinen and Haley (Marcus) Steigerwaldt and 7 great grandchildren, Braylee, Danaca,Dacoda,Deekin, Scarlett, Myles, and Amelia. Graham is further survived by his dear friend, Dawn LaFevre.

A Memorial Service with Military rites for Graham Foster will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace Lutheran Church. Rev. Mark Ziemer will officiate. The Foster family will receive friends at Grace Lutheran Church Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials made in Graham’s name are appreciated to Ties That Bind Us or Grace Lutheran Church Youth.

Krueger Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family. You may view the obituary and share memories and condolences at