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Bobby W. Foster

November 20, 1946 — June 15, 2023

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Bobby W. Foster, 76, of Van Wert passed away at 10:58 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 20, 1946, in Lima, to Wayne B. and Evelyn (Eller) Foster of Wetzel, Ohio. On March 6, 1971, he married the former Vickie Taylor. Together, they shared over 52 years of marriage.

He was a 1965 graduate of Lincolnview High School.

Bob was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Vietnam War.

Bob had worked for Lowell Sherburn Construction and he later retired from the City of Van Wert as the Street Department Superintendent.

He was a member of the Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197, Van Wert Moose, Van Wert American Legion and the Van Wert Bass Club. Bob enjoyed boating, fishing, The Ohio State Buckeyes, spending time on Palmer Lake in Michigan and wintering in Punta Gorda, Florida, but most importantly, Bob loved spending time with his family and friends.  

Surviving are his wife, Vickie Foster of Van Wert; sons, Shad (Kelly) Foster of Van Wert and Brad (Jaime) Foster of Dublin, Ohio; grandchildren, Finley Foster, Keaton Foster, Flannery Foster, Madelyn Foster and Andrew Foster; siblings, Janice Bollenbacher of Van Wert, Connie Kundert of Van Wert, Larry (Betty) Foster of Van Wert, Denny (Jill) Foster of Sevierville, Tennessee and Greg Foster of Mansfield; and a brother in law, Gary Taylor; and sister in law, Linda Karnes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Evelyn Foster; and father and mother in law, Don and Carol Taylor.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Denny Foster and Greg Karnes, officiating. Military rites will immediately follow at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held from 11:00AM until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob`s memory may be directed to the Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197.

To share in Bob's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, June 24, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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