Fousts celebrate 70 years of marriage

ANNIVERSARY: On Aug. 24, an open house at the home of Roger and Sheila Foust, of Batavia, Ill., will mark the 70th anniversary of their marriage. The couple wed in Columbia, S.C., on Aug. 24, 1943, and renewed their vows at their 50th anniversary 20 years ago. Mr. Foust, born and raised in Battle Creek, is now retired. He served as data processing director for the city of Kalamazoo and then Southfield, and remains a supportive and loving father. Mrs. Foust served as a safety deposit manager and as a perfect homemaker and caregiver for the couple’s six children.

The offspring include son, Stephen Foust, and his wife, Nancy, of Batavia, Ill.; daughter, Marguerite, married to Melvin Deephouse, of Burlington, Wis.; daughter, Janice Jett, of Portage; daughter, Marsha Sikkema, of Batavia, Ill.; daughter, Julie, married to Simon Shipp, and living in Shanghai, China; and daughter, Robin, married to Daniel Ten Cate, of Portage. Mr. and Mrs. Foust lived in Baldwin from 1977 to 2006. The Fousts have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Courtesy photo)