Whitley County Obituaries

Foster, Anna Goldie (Arnold)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday October 9, 1948

     Mrs. Anna Goldie Foster, 66, wife of Carl Foster, died at 7 o’clock Friday evening at the Foster home at 510 East VanBuren street, following an illness which extended over a period of three years.
     She was a native of Troy Township, Whitley County, and was born on November 13, 1881, a daughter of Peter and Clara Daniels Arnold. On March 17, 1903 she was united in marriage to Carl Foster. Throughout the greater portion of her life she resided in Columbia City.
     The immediate surviving relatives include the husband, Mr. Foster; two sons, Clarence M. Foster, Columbia City, and Berlin L. Foster, who for a number of years has operated the Foster Warm Air Heating Company on North Line Street; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Eva Whitehead, of this city. Two sisters and one brother have preceded Mrs. Foster in death.
     The body has been removed to the Charles Smith and Son’s Funeral Home where friends are invited to call after 7:30 o’clock Saturday evening. The Rev. Marion R. Shroyer, former minister of the Church of God, will officiate at the funeral rites to be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the funeral home. Committal services and burial will follow the funeral home services in the Adams cemetery north of Lorane in Troy township.


Foster, Asa L.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday September 12, 1951

     Asa L. Foster, past 76 years old, died unexpectedly at 4:30 a.m. today at his residence at 212 East Jackson Street, Columbia City. Fifteen years ago he suffered a severe heart attack and has not been well since.
     He was born in Columbia township on April 22, 1875 and was a son of Pierce and Elvira Jackson Foster. He spent his entire life in Whitley county and for many years he had been associated with his son in the operation of the Foster and Son truck line.
     On February 9, 1896 he was married at South Whitley to Pearl Laverna Souder, daughter of Frank and Martha Green Souder of Thorncreek township. She died March 19, 1951.
     Surviving are a son, Firmer P. Foster, 332 North Elm Street, Columbia City and a daughter, Mrs. Richard G. Wenner, 609 Park Avenue, Columbia City. Three grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive. Mrs. Melvin Grant, 123 North Elm street is a half sister. His only brother died a number of years ago.
     The body was brought to the DeMoney-Hollingsworth funeral home where friends may call after noon Thursday and where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. Interment will be in Nolt cemetery.


Foster, Berlin LeRoy
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
August 23, 1979

     A lifelong resident of this area, and well-known businessman, Berlin LeRoy Foster, 72, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
     Mr. Foster had suffered several heart attacks in the past seven years. Sunday he was admitted to Whitley county Hospital after having a heart attack. Wednesday he was taken to Parkview for the placement of a pacemaker but suffered another heart attack after surgery.
     He was born November 6, 1906 in Thorncreek township to Harl and Anna Armold Foster. In 1938 he began Foster Warm Air Heating company, located above Raupfer's Hardware building. He became sole owner when his brother Clarence began serve with the United States Army. He enlarged the business, moving it to 209 North Wayne street. In 1964 he retired, selling his company to his son-in-law, Nathan G. Roberts. He then became a member of the Columbia City Joint High School maintenance department, retiring two years ago.
     On August 31, 1929, he was married to Reathel Rineheart at United Brethren parsonage. They lived in Columbia City since their marriage, the last residence at 401 East Jackson street. They were to have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary this Sunday at an open house given by their children. He was a former member of Kiwanis Club and National Guard.
     Mr. Foster is survived by his wife, Reathel; two daughters, Mrs. Nathan (Patricia) Roberts, 373 North Walnut street, Mrs. Sheila Cook, Columbia City; three grandchildren, J. B. Roberts, Darcy Roberts and Michel Cook; one brother, Clarence Foster of Okechebee, Florida.
     Friends may call at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel after 7 p.m. today. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Chapel with the Rev. G. L. Kleespie officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill cemetery.


Foster, Carl H.
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
May 2, 1959

     Carl H. Foster, 79, 510 East Van Buren street, a retired employe of the Peabody Lumber Company and care-taker of the South Park and Nolt Cemetery for the past ten years, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Hospital. Although he had been in failing health, since last November, he had been able to walk up town until Thursday when he entered the hospital.
     He was a native of Thorncreek township, Whitley county, and was born on January 27, 1870 [sic], a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Foster. In the year 1902 [sic] he was united in marriage to Anna Goldie Armold [sic]. They started housekeeping on a farm in Thorncreek township, and five years later moved to Columbia City where for many years Mr. Foster was an employe of the Peabody Lumber Company.
     After retiring from the lumber company he served for ten years as the caretaker of the South Park and Nolt cemeteries. His wife preceded him in death on October 8, 1948. Mr. Foster was a member of the Columbia City Eagles Lodge 2348.
     The surviving relatives include two sons, Clarence M. Foster, R 4; Berlin L. Foster, this city; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister have preceded him in death.
     The body has been removed to the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7:00 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Marion R. Shroyer will officiate at the funeral services to be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Committal services and burial will follow the funeral home rites on the family lot in the Adams Cemetery north of Lorane.


Foster, DeWitt C.
The Post & Mail - Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday October 11, 1986

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     The funeral for DeWitt C. Foster, 70, retired construction worker and a veteran of the Korean War, will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Saturday.
     Mr. Foster’s parents are the late Leonard Lee and Leota Mary Goodrich. His wife Leona Monday, died on March 7, 1974.
     Mr. Foster was a member of the VFW and Eagles and First Church of God in Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1934.
     Surviving are two stepdaughters: Gloria Benedict and Barbara O’Aesiandor, both of Massachusetts; 10 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Walker of Columbia City.
     Dr. Richard Osberg and the Rev. David Green will officiate at the service. Burial will be in South Park Cemetery. Mr. Foster died Oct. 10 at Miller’s Merry Manor.


Foster, Edward C.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday February 2, 1957

     Edward C. Foster, 74, who lived west on road 30 just beyond the city limits, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at the Whitley County Hospital, where he had been admitted a few hours before. He had been in failing health for about 12 years, suffering a stroke of apoplexy at that time.
     Mr. Foster was born in Thorncreek township to H. L. and Arthalinda Jackson Foster on march 19, 1882. In 1909 he married Myrtle Ream and lived on the Squawbuck road west of Columbia City until 15 years ago when he retired from farming and moved just west of the city limits. Mr. Foster was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and the Richland Township Farm Bureau.
     He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Pratt, Huntington, two granddaughters, Karen and Marilyn Pratt, a sister, Mrs. Norma Souder and a brother, Otto L. Foster of this city. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by a son, Argyle, who was accidentally killed in 1937 in an auto accident at a street intersection in this city and a brother, Leonard, who died three years ago.
     Friends may call at the Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel after 7:30 p.m. today. Services will be held in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Verlin O. Vernon, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the South Park cemetery.


Foster, Eli
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday July 22, 1905

     Eli Foster, one of the early settlers of Whitley county, died Thursday evening at his home in Thorncreek township three miles northwest of this city at a ripe old age, death resulting from liver and dropsical troubles. The deceased had been in declining health for a long time but was only confined to the sick room for a few weeks. Mr. Foster, in his latter years, was bothered with liver trouble, which brought on diabetes. In his youth he was a man of stalwart form and great physical endurance.
     Eli Foster was born in Perry county, Ohio December 28th, 1819 and died in Whitley county, Indiana July 20, 1905 at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 22 days. He received a common school education and was reared by his parents on a farm, which occupation he continued through life. In 1846 he was married to Miss Rebecca Ortman. To this union five children were born, the only surviving one being H. L. Foster, with whom the deceased lived at the time of his death. The life partner of the deceased preceded him to the beyond in the year 1885. He was later married to Mrs. Sarah Green, who has been dead for ten years.
     Mr. Foster leaves besides the one son, six grand-children and many friends to mourn his death. The funeral occurs Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Lutheran church, the funeral cortege leaving the home at 1 o’clock. Interment in the Masonic cemetery.


Foster, Ervin
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Friday March 29, 1929

     Ervin Foster, 51 years old last January 6th, died at the Lutheran hospital in Forth Wayne Friday morning at one o'clock of obstruction of the bowels. He had been in failing health for the past five weeks and had been confined to his bed for the past two weeks.
     He was born north of town and was a son of Samuel and Sarah Foster. He grew to manhood on a farm in the vicinity of the Foster schoolhouse and spent the greater part of his life north of town and in Columbia City. He was employed for the past nine years at the Peabody lumber company.
     Five years ago this coming April Mr. Foster was united in marriage to Beulah Hutsell, who survives. The greater part of their married life they resided at their home on East Jackson street.
     In addition to Mrs. Foster the deceased is survived by one daughter, Clarabelle Louise, two and one half years old, and two brothers, Carl Foster of East VanBuren street and William Foster, of Lorane. One sister is dead.
     Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the United Brethren church. Rev. McCoy will conduct the services and burial will be in the Stough cemetery.


Foster, Ervin John
Columbia City Commercial Mail, Whitley County, Indiana
Friday, March 29, 1929

     Ervin John Foster, 51, an employee of the S.J. Peabody Lumber Company for the past nine years, died at 1 o'clock Friday morning in the Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne after about a two week's illness. About a month ago Mr. Foster's health began to fail and two weeks ago he took to his bed. The cause of the death was intestinal paralysis.
     The decedant was born January 6, 1877 to Samuel and Sarah Grubb Foster, both of whom are now dead, in the neighborhood of the Foster schoolhouse in southwest Thorncreek township. It was in that section of the county and in Columbia City that he spent the greater part of his life.
     On April 5, 1924 he was united in marriage to Buelah Hutsell. Since that time they have resided on East Jackson Street. Besides the widow, one child survives, Clarabelle Louise, aged two and one-half years. Two brothers, Harl Foster of East Van Buren Street and William Foster of Lorane, also survive. One sister died several years ago. Burial at Stough cemetery.


Foster, Firmer P.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Tuesday July 13, 1971

     Firmer P. Foster, 73 of 332 North Elm street, who for more than 50 years was associated with the trucking business here, died at 9:02 p.m. Monday at the Whitley County Hospital. Six years ago, he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and had been in failing health since that time, his condition being complicated with diabetes and circulatory failure. He entered the hospital the last time on Wednesday, July 7.
     Mr. Foster was native of South Whitley, and was born on October 31, 1897, a son of Asa L. and Pearl LaVerne Souder Foster. When only a small boy he came with his parents to Columbia City where at the age of 16 he began helping his father with the dray business. At that time they owned a wagon and team of mules and the business was operated as the Foster Dray Line. They transported merchandise from the local railroad depots to the various business houses.
     In 1915, they purchased the first truck in Columbia City, and in 1920, he became a full partner with his father in the Foster and Son Truck Line. In 1935 they were granted a permit as a common carrier and operated the line between Columbia City and Fort Wayne.
     Asa Foster, senior member of the firm, died in 1950, and at that time Firmer Foster became the sole owner of the firm. When his health began to fail, he sold the business to the Columbia City Freight Line in October 1956.
     On September 26, 1917, he was united in marriage to the former Henrietta M. Souder. Their first home was on East Jackson street and in 1928 they moved to their present home on North Elm street.
     Mr. Foster was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a former trustee of the church, and for a number of years sang in the church choir.
     The surviving relatives, in addition to his wife, Henrietta, include one son, Jack Lee Foster, R. 3; one daughter, Mrs. Joy I. Knisely, 1324 West Birch Street, San Bernardino, Calif.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Eva) Wenner, City.
     The body is at the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 this evening and after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Frank Smith, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate at the funeral service to be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Committal services and burial will follow the funeral home rites in the Nolt cemetery.


Foster, Glenn "Monk"
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday March 8, 1944

     Glenn "Monk" Foster, past 38 years old, employed as a mechanic at the Alfred Bayman auto parts establishment in Columbia City, died at his home this morning.
     Mr. Foster was a native of Troy township and was born on April 12, 1904 to William Henry and Rosa Luella Albert Foster, both of whom are living in Richland township.
     On April 20, 1926 he was united in marriage at the United Brethren church in Columbia City to Golda May Staples, who survives. The surviving children are Betty Delores, 17; Jeannette Louise, 13; Billie Lee, aged 2. A daughter, Margaret Ann, is dead.
     The body was taken to the DeMoney Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be made in the Stough cemetery.


Foster, Henrietta M. (Souder)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday October 14, 1981

     Henrietta M. Foster, 83, 332 North Elm Street, died at 4:50 a.m. today in Alfran Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since February. She suffered a stroke in January and was hospitalized until entering the nursing home.
     She was a native of Columbia Township and was born September 7, 1898, a daughter of Lewis Freeman and Hanna J. Brown Souder. Her formative years were spent in Columbia Township and she was educated in the Columbia City schools.
     She was united in marriage September 26, 1917 to Firmer P. Foster. They resided most of their married life in Columbia City and made their home on North Elm Street 49 years.
     She was employed at the Blue Bell Company and later served as the bookkeeper for the Foster and Son Trucking Company operated by her husband. Mr. Foster preceded her in death on July 12, 1971.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving relatives include one son, Jack Lee Foster, a daughter, Mrs. Cleon (Joy) Knisley, San Bernardino, CA.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one brother, Arnold Souder, Columbia City. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Claude, Henry and Lee and a sister, Blanche.
     Calling at Smith and Sons Funeral Home will be after 2 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The committal service and burial will be in Nolt Cemetery.


Foster, Leonard Lee
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Monday April 5, 1954

     Leonard Lee Foster, 73, died at 4:15 Sunday afternoon at his residence at 309 South Oak street. He had been in failing health for 21 years and seriously ill for the past two weeks.
     He was born in Thorncreek township May 25, 1880 and was a son of H.L. and Artha Jackson Foster. Mr. Foster spent most of his life as a farmer in Thorncreek township, moving to Columbia City 15 years ago.
     On December 24, 1905 he was married to Leota Goodrich at the residence of the bride four miles west of Columbia City. In addition to Mrs. Foster, survivors include a son Dewitt Foster, Boston, Mass., a daughter, Mrs. Keith Walker, Columbia City, one sister, Mrs. Norma Souder, Columbia City, and two brothers, Otto of Columbia City and Edward of near Columbia City.


Foster, Mary Leota (Goodrich)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday June 26, 1967

     Mrs. Mary Leota Foster, 79, of 309 South Oak street, died at 6:28 a.m. today in the Whitley County Hospital where she was entered as a patient on June 6, submitting to surgery two weeks ago. She had been in failing health for 18 months.
     Born in Thorncreek township on September 9, 1887, she was a daughter of Fletcher and Mary McKown Goodrich. On December 24, 1905 she was married to Leonard Foster. They made their home on a farm until moving to Columbia City in 1939. Mr. Foster preceded herin death on April 4, 1954.
     Mrs. Foster was a member of the First Church of God and its WCSC, the Gleaners Class and Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
     Survivor’s include a son, DeWitt of Revere, Mass. And a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Mildred) Walker, 516 West Spencer street; two brothers, Chauncey and Floyd Goodrich of California and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Beard, Larwill and Mrs. Berdie (Francis) Schuman, Thorncreek township. A brother, Frank, and a sister, Irma Brown, preceded her in death.
     Friends may call at the Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel after 7 p.m. Thursday until noon Saturday. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Hubert Miller in the First Church of God at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in South Park cemetery.


Foster, Millard Vallorous
Columbia City Commercial Mail, Whitley County, Indiana
Monday, July 20, 1931

     Millard Vallorous Foster, 54, for twenty-seven years in government service as a mail carrier out of Columbia City, and the oldest in record of service out of the Columbia City post office, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank Sharpe at 302 East Hanna Street.
     Mr. Foster was a native of Whitley County. He was born in Thorncreek township to Mr. and Mrs. Noah Foster on June 6, 1877. Surviving relatives are the sister, his aged mother, Mrs. Noah Puntenney of Warsaw and one half brother, Charles Foster of Pontiac, Michigan. Burial at South Park.


Foster, Myrtle Ream
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
May 5, 1960

     The death of Mrs. Myrtle Ream Foster, 76, at 2:18 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday in front of her home on U.S. 30 a half-mile west of Columbia City accounted for the second traffic fatality in Whitley county for 1960 and the second in less than one week.
     Mrs. Foster, widow of Edward C. Foster, prominent Columbia township citizen, was admitted to Memorial Hospital at 10:30 p.m. In addition to a skull fracture and intercranial hemorrhage, she suffered facial abrasions and from shock.
     Mrs. Foster was a lifelong resident of Whitley county. Mrs. Myrtle Ream Foster, a native of Columbia township, was born October 16, 1883 to William S. and Alma Baker Ream. She married Edward C. Foster in 1909 and they formerly resided on a farm on the Squawbuck Road West, moving to the residence where she lived at the time of her death 18 years ago. Mr. Foster preceded her in death on February 1, 1957. Also preceding her in death was a son, Argyle, who was accidentally killed in 1937 in an auto accident at a street intersection in Columbia City.
     Mrs. Foster was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church, the West Columbia Ladies Aid Society and had been a teacher of a Sunday School Class for several years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth L. (Ardith) Pratt, Huntington, and two grandchildren.
     Friends may call at the Hollingworth Memorial Chapel after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Verlin O. Vernon, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in South Park cemetery.


Foster, Noah
Digest of Obituaries 1856-1910 by Nellie Raber
(C.C.C. 3 Apr 1901)    (C.C.P. 3 Apr 1901)

     Noah Foster was born 25 May 1831 in Perry Co., Ohio; died 26 Mar 1901 at his home northwest of Columbia City, Ind.; his first wife was Margaret Brown who died; her son Charles lives in Roann, Ind. He married 2nd, Margaret Hannah Crowell who had 2 children. They are: Mrs. Frank Sharp of Columbia City and Millard Foster at home. The Rev. Love conducted the funeral service in the Mission Chapel. Burial was in Stough Cemetery. Three brothers survive him; Samuel and Eli Foster of Thorncreek Township, Whitley Co., Ind. and Frank Foster, Perry Co., Ohio.


Foster, Otto L.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Friday October 11, 1968

     Otto L. Foster, 90, of 203 West Market street, died at 7:45 a.m. today in the Whitley County Hospital where he had been a patient several weeks.
     He was born September 17, 1873 in Thorncreek township a son of Lamon Hiram and Artha L. Jackson Foster. He was a lifelong resident of Whitley county and was formerly co-owner of the Putnam & Foster Burial Vault Company until he sold his interest several years ago.
     He married Pearl L. Hively on December 24, 1908. She preceded him in death on October 17, 1952. Mr. Foster was a member of the First Church of God where he served as an elder for many years and was later made a life-long member.
     Mr. Foster was the last of four children: two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. His only survivors are four nieces: Mrs. Chester Sumney, Kendallville; Mrs. Paul Anderson, Mrs. Keith Walker, Columbia City, Mrs. Kenneth Pratt, Huntington and one nephew, DeWitt Foster, Revere, Mass.
     Friends may call at the Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel after 7:30 p.m. today and where funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Hubert Miller and Dr. Alvin S. Link officiating. Burial will be in the Nolt cemetery.


Foster, Pearl Ethel (Hively)
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Friday October 17, 1952

     Mrs. Otto Foster, past 66, died at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon at Whitley County Hospital where she was a patient five weeks. Mrs. Foster who was a resident of 314 South Line street, had been ill for 10 weeks.
     She was born Pearl Ethel Hively, daughter of Isaac and Lucrecia Levering Hively in Thorncreek Township. She was born on Christmas Day in 1885. Her marriage to Otto Lieu Forter [sic] occurred December 24, 1908, the Rev. L.A. Luckenbill officiating.
     Survivors are the husband and two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Chapman, Thorncreek township, and Mrs. Eva Smith, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Foster was a member of the First Church of God.
     The Rev. Alvin Link, pastor of the church will officiate at the church rites. Burial will be held in the Nolt cemetery in Columbia Township. Friends will be received after 7:30 tonight at the DeMoney-Hollingsworth Funeral Home. At 11 o’clock Sunday morning the body will be taken to the First Church of God where rites will be held at 2 :30 o’clock.


Foster, Pearl Laverna (Souder)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Monday March 19, 1951

     Death came shortly after 10 o’clock today to Mrs. Asa Foster, patient since January 16 at Irene Byron Sanitorium. Mrs. Foster, a resident of 210 West Jackson Street, had been in failing health for some time.
     She was the former Pearl Souder, daughter of the late Frank and Martha Green Souder, and was born July 3rd, 1879. Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richmond Wenner, and a son, Firmer Foster of this city; a sister, Mrs. M.M. Squires of this city and a brother, John Souder of LaPorte. Three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
     The body was brought to the DeMoney-Hollingsworth Funeral Home to await funeral arrangements. Friends will be received at the mortuary after 1 p.m. Tuesday.


Foster, Samuel
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday May 7, 1902

     Samuel Foster, of Thorncreek township, died Friday night about midnight, after a short illness. The deceased was in his 80th year and had long been a resident of this county. He leaves one brother, besides several relatives and friends. The funeral occured Sunday forenoon from the Thorncreek Baptist Church.


Foster, William Henry
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Columbia City Post, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
May 25, 1948

     William Henry Foster, past 75 years old, died last night at 10 o’clock at the Methodist hospital at Fort Wayne where he was admitted May 15th. for examination and surgery. He had been in failing health the past month. Death was pronounced due to coronary heart disease.
     He was born October 19, 1872, in Troy township and was a son of Samuel and Susan Grubb Foster. He resided in Richland township, 3 miles north of South Whitley on road 5 for the past 7 years, going there from Troy township.
     On May 10, 1902, he was united in marriage to Rosa Luella Albert of Noble township, Noble county. In addition to the widow he is survived by two sons, Sylvester Foster of 409 East Market street, Gilbert Foster, Fremont, Ind., and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Snider of Jefferson township. Two sons are dead.
     There are nine grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren surviving. A brother, Harl Foster, resides on East Van Buren street in Columbia City. A brother and two sisters are dead.
     The body was taken to the DeMoney-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the funeral, which will be at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Noah C. McCoy, retired E.U.B. pastor will conduct the services and burial will be in the Stough cemetery.


Foster, William Henry
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Columbia City Post, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
May 27, 1948

     Funeral services were held in the chapel of DeMoney-Hollingsworth Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock for William Henry Foster, 75, Richland township farmer, who died Monday at a Fort Wayne hospital. The Rev. Noah C. McCoy officiated at the service, also the committal services in the Stough cemetery.
     Mrs. Russell Bridge and Mrs. Loran Hodson sang two hymns, “Where We’ll Never Grow Old,” and “In The Garden.” Their organ accompaniment as well as the prelude and postlude were played by Mrs. Hodson’s daughter, Mrs. Althea Mossman of Tri Lakes.
     Neighbors and close friends of Mr. Foster served as pall bearers. They were Hugh Cummins, Wayne Cummins, Ralph Egner, John Julian, Everett Jontz, and Robert Kiser.

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