William Walter Foster, age 81, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 6:55 pm on Saturday June 6, 2020 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born on August 16, 1938 in Albion, IN, he was the son of Noble and Jeanette (Nicodemus) Foster.
William worked various maintenance and technical positions at Dana Corporation for over 30 years, until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of International Association of Machinists. On September 13, 1958 William married Connie Pontzius in Brimfield, Indiana.
Survivors include his loving wife Connie Foster of Columbia City; daughters Jody (Gary) Burton and Billie Jo (Victor) Cunningham, both of Columbia City; grandsons Justin (Natasha) Foster and Timothy Foster, both of Columbia City; great-grandchildren Maddison, Derrick, Titan, and Cassius; sisters Leona Brower, Patsy Busto, and Nancy (Phil) Burton, all of Cromwell; brother Ivan Foster of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Gary “Tiny” Foster, brothers Lee and Bob Foster, three nieces, and one nephew.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 11:00-1:00 on Thursday June 11, 2020 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with limited seating. Memorial donations may be given in memory to DeMoney-Grimes for William’s final expenses.
Burial will follow in South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City.
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