Douglas E. Foss, 71, of Ohio City, passed away at 5:05 PM on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. He was born November 27, 1946, in Mansfield, OH, to the late Harold “Red” and Wilma (Dillon) Foss.
A veteran of the United States Army, Doug was also a member of the Van Wert VFW and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird watching. Throughout his career, Doug worked for Bank One , Schwans and Gander Mountain.
Doug loved singing and Vaudeville, and performing in minstrel shows with his family. He was a Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia fan. Doug loved his family, friends and neighbors in Ohio City and loved participating in the annual boat parade at Charles Mill Lake. He could often be found tinkering, gardening and driving around in his Ryno 4-wheeler.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene (Miller) Foss of Ohio City; daughters, Mindi (Mike) Brinegar of Mansfield, OH; Michaela (Christopher) Roddeberry of Kissimmee, FL; stepdaughters, Barb (Jim) Clarkson of Van Wert, OH; sister, Michelle Foss of Mansfield, OH; mother-in-law, Barbara Miller of Van Wert, OH; sister-in-law Donna Miller of Ocala, FL; brother-in-law, Kent (Gloria) Miller of The Villages, FL; grandchildren: Evan, Olivia and Archer Douglas; special “adopted” granddaughter, Arieanna; Several Nieces & Nephews; and his three granddogs: Belle, Reno and Griffin.
In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Foss; sister, Cheryl Foss; stepdaughter Vicki Yahn; brothers-in-law: Wayne and Kevin Miller; father-in-law, C.W. Miller.
Funeral service will be 2PM, Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Van Wert, with Rev. Will Haggis officiating. Visitation will be prior to the funeral, from 12 to 2PM on Monday.
Interment will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors.
Preferred memorials are to CHP Home Care and Hospice
CHP Van Wert Home Care & Hospice
1159 Westwood Drive, Van Wert OH 45891