Family Login:

Avlon 'Al' Foster

Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Get Directions

Profile of McDonald Funeral Home

View Phone Number
View Fax Number

Send Flowers
 Local Florists

Patriotic Emblem

Avlon "Al" C. Foster, 89, of Rock Falls, died on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.

He was born on October 26, 1928 in Pitts, Ark. to Homer Niles and Lillie (Cox) Foster. Al was an inspector at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for 25 years, retiring in 1992.

Al served in the United States Air Force from 1946-1949. He was a member of Como Baptist Church and enjoyed playing his guitar.

Al is survived by his daughters, Kathy Foster (Steve Rick) of Rock Falls, Jeanette (Mark) Gerlach of Rock Falls and Kay Nelson of Rock Falls.; a sister, Maggie Maurer of Rock Falls; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Emma, his brother Junior, his grandson Preston and brother in law, Frank Maurer.

Visitation will be from 10-11 AM Monday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow at 11 AM with Pastor Les Funderburg and Pastor John Mattingly, co-officiating. Following the service, full military honors will be provided by the Rock Falls American Legion Post 902. Cremation rites will take place and private burial of cremains will be at a later date. Memorials have been established to St. Jude Children Research Hospital or Rock River Hospice and Home. To send condolences visit