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Leroy Foerster Jr. '57 July 5, 2022 4:13 PM updated: July 5, 2022 4:17 PM

Leroy C. Foerster, Jr.
October 12, 1934 - June 16, 2022

Leroy C. Foerster of Orange Grove, Texas passed away peacefully Thursday, June 16, 2022, with family by his side. Leroy was born October 12, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas to Leroy and Henrietta Foerster.

He went to San Antonio Central Catholic High School and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1957. He met and married Barbara in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York in 1958. They moved to Colorado where they had their five children.

Leroy was assigned to Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, retiring in 1961. He then worked for Chevron in the oil fields of Colorado and Utah. In 1967 Leroy brought the family back to Texas. He grew Alice Air Systems and Air & Pump Company in Corpus Christi into thriving businesses. Then, being a true Texan, upon retirement, Leroy bought land near Orange Grove and began his third career as a cattle rancher. He was involved as a Boy Scout Leader, President of the Alice and Corpus Christi Rotary Clubs, South Texas Beefmasters Breeders Association President, and 2010 Jim Wells County Rancher of the Year. He had many passions and hobbies over the years; an avid hunter, golfer, gardener, sailor, and he loved planning a seminar or party.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara; brother Michael (Karen), five children: Cheryl (Jeff), Holli (? Mark), Chris (Janice), Paul (Carrie), and Charles; six grandchildren, Brian (Erica), Alex, Breanna (Josh), Sean, Luke, and Carl; and Four great grandchildren, Damira, Melajiah, Landen, and Alex Jr.

A Holy Rosary will be recited at 10:00 AM on Monday June 27, 2022, with a Memorial Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Orange Grove, Texas. Burial will take place on a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John of the Cross Catholic Church of Orange Grove or a charity of your choice are welcomed.



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