David Scott Foster

David Scott Foster, age 63, a long-time resident of Adams, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

He was born in Cudahy, Wisconsin to Ray and Marie (nee Rossignol), who survive. Also surviving are his loving wife of 21 years, JoEllen, 4 children: Amelia Foster of Appleton, Wisconsin, Annette (Lee) Gray of Taylorsville, North Carolina, Andrea Foster of Adams, Wisconsin, and Zachary (Jenna) Foster of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 2 step-sons: Matthew (Alana) Burch of Rochester Hills, Michigan and Stephen (Erica) Burch of Rutland, Vermont, 13 grandchildren: Bailey Mills, Adam & Abby Gray, Murphy Foster, Ethan, Owen, Aiden & Upton Burch, David, Lauren, Adrianna, Julia & Philip Burch, 3 sisters: Debbie (Les) Ecke of Largo, Florida, DeeAnn (Steve) Doyle of Riverton, Wyoming and DaLene (John) Marlowe of Adams, Wisconsin, “The Mother-in-law” of St. Augustine, Florida, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins.

Dave was a 1976 graduate of Adams-Friendship High School.  He was the owner of Foster Septic & Well Service in Adams (having worked for his parents high school on, he purchased the business from them in 2008.)  He took great pride in this work and business.  He enjoyed hunting, trapping & fishing as well as playing Blackjack and traveling (most recently to Alaska with JoEllen, his mother-in-law, and other family members.)

Due to Covid, his funeral arrangements are private.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Dave’s name to UW Carbone Cancer Center, 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI  53705.

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  1. Patricia M Schiefer says:

    So sorry to hear of David,s passing away. I new his family for many years. Wonderful family. Ray and his wife came into Family Affair many times for me to wait on them. My sincere sympathy goes out to the family. My prayers are with you.

  2. Maryw says:

    We extend the greatest sympathy for Daves family.When he learned,our hearts became very heavy.We will always speak of and remember Dave as our friend and a smart honorable man with a heart of gold.He was always kind to us,and helped us .We first met Dave 30 some years ago, when we needed help w/our old well in our dirt floor basement.10 pm Dave shows up,and taught my husband,sometimes shooting a 22 down a old well works.Anothertime,my 45 year horse was down,Dave came over w/a group of men and my husband,and picked that horse up so she could stand.When she passed,Dave buried her for us,for I could not sell her for meat.Thats the kind soul Dave Scott Foster was.Our greatest sympathies to Daves Family,he’s gone to soon.but now in the arms of the Angels,R.I.P.,,C.M.Wille

  3. Robert Schiefer says:

    So very sorry for your families loss thoughts and prayers 🙏

  4. Robert Schiefer says:

    So very sorry for your families loss prayers and thoughts 🙏

  5. Dawn & Rock Stone says:

    Sincerest sympathy to you all. May your many wonderful memories help to ease your grief.

  6. Jeff Rhinehart @Penny Buchda says:

    Sending Special thoughts an prayers to all the Family I have known the Fosters for years through doing Business with them an also being a Great friend ! May you Rest in Peace . God Bless

  7. Paula Mcevilla says:

    So sorry for your loss. We remember him coming out with his big machinery helping to clear after the tornado.Alwys a nice guy. Paula and Mac

  8. Gordie Whitemarsh says:

    JoEllen, Marie, Ray, Dalene, Amelia, Annette, Andrea, Zach & all the family, I am so very sorry for your loss, Dave was such a great friend to me & so many, he helped many people, he will really be missed, there are no adequate words, please accept my sincere condolences, he was a great man. My prayers go out to his family.

  9. Deb Hanson says:

    On behalf of Nelson’s Plbg & Elect Inc we are so sorry for your loss, we have worked with Dave recently on drilling some wells for him.

  10. Rich and Mary Halvorsen says:

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Daniel A Swinehart says:

    Ray and Marie and Family
    So very sorry for your loss. Remember him so well.

  12. Tammy (Tamra) Abbott says:

    Ray, Marie, & family,
    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. I didn’t know David that well, but he seemed like a nice guy. Take things one day at a time. Treasure all of your good times together, they will help you thru the difficult times. You are all in my prayers.

  13. Mark C Crump says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and many who knew him. He was a great business man and will be missed by many.

  14. Dale Rhinehart says:

    Very sorry for your loss

  15. Robin & Nick Hiller says:

    Amelia, Annette and family,

    Please accept our condolences on Dave’s passing. He was a nice man and a great businessman. You are in our prayers ❤

  16. Laurel Falash says:

    Heartfelt condolences to you all. So very sorry for your loss

  17. Jim and Jean Schmidt says:

    JoEllen and Family
    We are so sorry for the loss of Dave. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

  18. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Ray, Marie, JoEllen and All of Dave’s family
    We are so saddened by Dave’s passing…..there are just No words. We have known Dave and the Foster family for over 45 years. Other than septic’s, Dave just recently put in a new well for us. Always did a great job. We remember Dave way back in the mid 70’s or so, when Dave was in Horse shows in Easton with our (late daughter) Sheryl. Such good memories! Please accept our condolences on your loss of Dave, hold on to all those beautiful memories……they will help you to smile, tho that is difficult right now. May God wrap his arms around your family and bring you peace and comfort, for as long as you need during this sad and difficult time. God Bless your family. Rest in Peace Our Friend……we will miss you!! The Gervais Family

  19. 4 seasons group says:

    We are so sorry for your loss,we will miss his smiling face and laugh.prayers to you all.

  20. Ted Griffith says:

    So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He will be missed by many. May he Rest In Peace.

  21. Ronald and Christie Gauthier says:

    Sorry for your loss. Dave was a great man. Prayers go out to the family.

  22. Hans & Dorothy Menck says:

    Ray,Marie & All of Davey’s Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss!! Davey was a very important part of our lives! So many wonderful & fun times with him.
    Hans met him at Metal Fab & he’s been a wonderful friend since then. Please know your all in our hearts & thoughts & we
    share your pain!! God Bless all & help you all through this sad time. Love & Prayers. Hans & Dorothy

  23. Judith Bieri says:

    JoEllen, Ray & Marie I am so sorry about Dave’s passing. He was one of the first people we got to know when we moved here in 1976. The list of things he did for us would fill a page. He had a heart of gold and will be sadly missed. God Bless.

  24. Dennis & Judy Allen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Foster family. Dave was a likeable person and was always willing to give a helping hand. He will be greatly missed by many. RIP Dave.

  25. ]Pat Holm Jodarski says:

    i am so sorry to hear about Daves passing had such a good time chatting with him over my recent septic job you couldnt find a more honest or nice gentleman anywhere hard to handle all the recent deaths, wish there was a memorial service so we could pay our respects one more time to him and his family. GOD BLESS US ALL

  26. Mike Bezemek says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I remember Dave as a youngster when I worked for Ray. God bless you all.

  27. Sheldon and Donna Sundsmo says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  28. Janis Clark (Allen) says:

    My sincere sympathy to all of Dave’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Gone too soon!

  29. Bryan & Lacey Bula says:

    JoEllen & Family,
    We are very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a truly great man and will be missed by so many. Dave was just telling Bryan how much he was looking forward to retirement. We will be praying for peace and comfort to you all during this very difficult time.

  30. Kurt & Katie Wagner says:

    Please know the entire Foster family is in our thoughts and prayers. Dave will truly be missed!
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Kurt & Katie Wagner

  31. Sam/Marilyn Baggs says:

    Jolene, Ray, Marie & ALL of Dave’s Family,
    We were so saddened by the news of Dave’s passing. Your hearts must be breaking. He was always so helpful & respectful to us when it came to work needed. Keep his memories close to your heart. Peace & blessings to ALL.

  32. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Dave’s family. So sorry to hear of his passing. Thinking of you all.

  33. Ross & Mary Moore says:

    Sending sincere condolences to Dave’s family and friends.

  34. Bill and Mary Gruber says:

    Our condolences to the entire family. Dave was an amazing person and will be missed.

  35. Barb Morgan says:

    Dave will be greatly missed. He was there to help when I needed it when my husband passed. May God walk with his family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. God gained an angel!

  36. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Dave’s Family. Keeping you in our thoughts.

  37. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time

  38. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    Our condolences to the family. May you find peace, love and comfort during this difficult time.

  39. Jodi Helgeson and Jim Grabarski says:

    A dear friend to be sure. We will always have those memories of great times. Our sympathy to you all.

  40. William Schroeder says:

    So Sorry to hear of Davids passing.Prayers to the family.RIP my dear friend. William and Laurie Schroeder

  41. Teresa Marti says:

    So very sorry your loss. I remember Dave from high school and his sister Dalane coming to the County clerk’s office for well permits. Teresa and Rubber Marti.