Although her life ended much too soon after fighting ovarian cancer, Kris Foster touched so many and maintained close relationships with longtime friends, said her her daughter, Morgan Foster. She said the two had an extraordinary mother-daughter relationship.
Foster was born in Harvey and graduated from Thornridge High School in Dolton. She attended Prairie State College and became a dental assistant, working in the same office in Dolton for 32 years. She married Ralph Foster and the two made their home in Lansing, where they raised daughter, Morgan, now a college student.
She was survived by her parents, Alex and Waltraud Gottschling, and brother Norbert and wife Gail, niece Ellen, nephews Ryan and Evan and numerous extended family and friends. She remained close to her parents throughout her life as they offered mutual support, enjoyed meals together and frequently played card games. “She brought quirky fun and laughter to her family and friends,” said her daughter.
“My mom was a dynamic individual. She had the greatest sense of humor, and my greatest memories will be of us laughing together,” said her daughter. “She had a passion for gardening and a knack for decorating. She loved camping and spending time with her family. My mom was a dedicated wife and mother. She was my dad and I's best friend. She was also extremely selfless.”
Her daughter said that she was a best friend to both her and her father. “She was devoted to her husband," she said. "They sustained a relationship based on mutual love and laughter.”