Edgar A. Foss

Alton | Friday, April 8 2011

Edgar A. Foss, age 92, died at 5:40 am, Friday, April, 8, 2011, at his residence with his family by his side. 

He was born on September 22, 1918, in Alton, IL, to the late Fred and Mary (Reher) Foss.

Edgar married Mabel Gross on January 22, 1940 in Peoria, IL. She survives.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II, in the Pacific. He was the store manager for Thrift Hardware for over 35 years, he then purchased his own hardware store and operated it until his retirement in 2006, his excellent knowledge of the hardware business allowed him to give exceptional service to his customers. He attended the College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton where he was a member. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Edgar is survived by his spouse; a son and his spouse,  Frederick and Kathy Foss of Rosewood Heights; four grandchildren, Stacy and her spouse Greg Stacy of Fort Myers, FL, Scott Hobbs and his spouse Carrie of Alphretta, GA, Jeff Foss of Alton and Jennifer Freeman and her spouse James of Oletha, KS, and eleven great grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter Betty Hobbs. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 am Tuesday, April 12, 2011, with the Rev. Jeff Heil officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Upper Alton Cemetery, with full military honors by the Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be directed to College Avenue Presbyterian Church or BJC Hospice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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