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“Don, Kristy and family, I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. Sorry I missed the services. As you know having just lost my dad I can...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Richard Bokhart - Battle Creek, MI

“Most everyone forever holds a special place in their heart for people who they perceived to be the best of the best. For me and I'm sure for many...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: JIM Hicks - Oro Valley, AZ

“I worked with Donna with Marcelle Tooke's estate. What a great lady to work with I think about her often. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Jozwiak - Battle Creek, MI


4 of 13 | Posted by: Lana Mastaglio - Holland, MI

“I am so sorry to hear that Donna has left us. We met at Mr. Roberts Figure Salon and worked together at Miss Jeanne's Figure Salon in the early 70...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lana Mastaglio - Holland, MI

“I will always have a special place in my heart for your mom, my godmother. Her smile was infectious and brought joy to me on numerous occasions. She...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Tousey - Fort Myers, FL

“It saddens me to think another one of my parents good friends have passed but gives me peace to know that they will be together again .May God watch...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Dawn Andrews - Kalamazoo, MI

“I lived a couple of house down from the Foster family. Sorry to see the last of a great couple. I also attended St. Joseph Church and School. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: BRIAN WENSAUER - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“To the family, I'm so sorry to here of Donna's passing. Thoughts and prayers for for all of you. We had lots of good times and many laughs LN5A ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Lebarre - Bradenton, FL

“We are really saddened to hear of your wonderful mother's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Dr. Lawrence Hunt - Brighton, MI

“My deepest condolences To The Foster family Blessings to you all ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Wingate - Riverside, CA

“My friendship with Donna started way back in 1972 when she and I worked at a little excerise place called Miss Jeanne's figure salon. I have some...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Marty Hoag - Battle Creek, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the Fosters ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jeanie Strole Parrish - Chester, VA


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Donna Jean (Tooke) Foster, age 82, of Battle Creek passed away Thursday evening May 30, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born in Battle Creek on June 13, 1936, the daughter of Donald and Margaret (Craw) Tooke. Donna graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1954 where she was a cheerleader and on the homecoming court. As of most recent, Donna enjoyed volunteering at Bronson Battle Creek.

Donna married her high school sweetheart, Ronald E. Foster at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Battle Creek on February 11, 1956. She is survived by her children, Donald (Christina) Foster of New York, Kristy Foster-Potter of East LeRoy, Cheryl (Todd) Earl of Illinois, Joseph Foster of Battle Creek and Suzanne (Jeff Ellis) Foster of North Carolina; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; her parents; and her brothers, Roy and Ronald Tooke.

Known to be one of Battle Creek's finest bowlers, she enjoyed the sport with her brothers and girlfriends for many years. She was an avid walker and looked forward to her daily exercise around KCC's Spring Lake. Donna enjoyed her home in Florida where she and Ron escaped every winter. Michigan's casinos all hosted Donna at one time or another as she loved to "contribute to the economy" while playing the slot machines. The biggest part of her joy came from her grandchildren. Gramma Donna was always happy to make a pie, cookie sheet cake, fudge, attend school events and support her grandkids however she could.

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Philip Catholic Church with Father John Fleckenstein, celebrant. Interment will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to St. Philip Catholic Church, 112 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Donna may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.