Jack Ernest Foster was born on May 1, 1917 to Andrew (Ned) and Florence Ethel (Kellogg) Foster at Montrose, South Dakota. He moved to Sioux Falls as an infant and received his education in Sioux Falls. Before entering the service he dug basements with his dad and brothers, Earl and Bill. Jack entered the U.S. Army on July 5, 1941 and worked on the construction of the Alcan Highway in Alaska. He was stationed in Canada, England, France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg and received his Honorable discharge on October 27, 1945. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. Jack and Patsy Ann Malone were united in marriage on January 18, 1946 and had five children. He worked at Fenns Brothers Ice Cream and Candy Company as a maintenance engineer from November 1945 to August 1969. They moved to Seattle, Washington in September 1969 where he worked for the Highline School District as a janitorial maintenance worker from September 1969 until his retirement on May 1, 1981. Jack and Patsy moved back to Sioux Falls in August 1985. He enjoyed working with wood and making things with his hands. He also liked doing yard work. Jack was 95 years, six months and 24 days old when he passed away on November 24, 2012 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Patsy and children, Doug (Rose), Roger (Luann), Sioux Falls, James, Hanford, California, Glenda, Renton, Washington, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Judy (Gunther) Kondert, Sioux Falls, Sherry (Kory) Woldt, Delaware, Ohio, and Rick (Susan) Foster, Sioux Falls. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Linda Foster, granddaughter, Sandy Foster, brothers, Todd, Earl, Bill, Eugene and Darrell Foster and sister, Evelyn Lewis. Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family for refreshments at Chapel Hill.