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In Memory of
Robert O. Foust
June 25, 1929 - March 27, 2021

Service:
Friday, April 9th at 10 a.m. at Church of the Messiah

Interment:
Blendon Central Cemetery

Robert O. Foust, age 91, died March 27, 2021 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Paulding County, Ohio on 6-25-1929, Bob was one of 5 children growing up on the family farm. As a young man he participated in 4-H and raised piglets for his FFA project. After graduating from Ohio City High School and the International College of Business, Bob moved to Maumee Ohio where he began work with the Farm Bureau and met the love of his life, Suzanne Eversole. Bob was drafted into the Army at age 21 and served in Korea. After 21 months of service Bob returned home and Bob and Sue were married in Maumee, OH on August 15, 1953. Bob continued working for the Farm Bureau (aka Landmark, now called Countrymark) until his retirement in 1994. Bobs work brought the family to Central Ohio in 1967 where he and Suzanne raised 3 exceptional children, Robert, Larry and Cindy. Bob enjoyed woodworking and could fix just about anything, but he drew the line at plumbing! After retirement he joined Sue in volunteering for many years at Inniswood Metro Gardens. They worked tirelessly in their own personal gardens and enjoyed lunch or dinner at their favorite restaurant, Der Dutchman. In addition to a few trips with Country Travel Discoveries, Bob also enjoyed researching family history, watching the Buckeyes and relaxing with a game or 10 of Freecell. Bob and Sue made many great acquaintances exercising with Silver Sneakers but most enjoyed spending time with their family. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Suzanne and son, Larry, Bob is survived by son Robert (Geri), daughter Cindy (Dana), daughter-in- law, Regina, 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, Visiting Angels and Right at Home for their excellent care, kindness and compassion. The family will honor Bob with a memorial service in the chapel of The Church of the Messiah, 51 N. State St., Westerville, OH on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10am. Inurnment will immediately follow at Blendon Central Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Church of the Messiah, Inniswood Metro Gardens or Heartland Hospice.

Condolences

Marcella Barr

Apr 3, 2021

I'm a neighbor at 688 [Marcella Barr] I want to express my deepest sympathy and caring to you. Your dad would stop and visit my husband and I when he would go by and found us sitting on the porch.He was such a kind man. I surprised him with tying balloons on his porch with a card for his 90th birthday. I've missed his going by and waving. My husband passed away Dec. 2019. I had heard that he wasn't able to be out and wanted to stop by to say Hello but wasn't sure if he was up for company. Again my deepest regards. God's Blessing to all the family. Sincerely Marcella Barr

 

Ralph Salzgaber

Apr 6, 2021

Robert was an exceptional man. It was my honor and privilege to know and care for him in the short time I was able to know him. He always greeted me with a warm and friendly hello and truly made me feel a part of his family. I will always remember him and count him as a close and beloved friend. He always told me how much he appreciated the love and good care his family gave him. His family is a lasting tribute to the exception and faith-filled man he was. So long my friend, I look forward to seeing you again and meeting your wife someday in Heaven.

 

Pam Kassinger

Apr 6, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.

 

Cyndi Janeczek

Apr 6, 2021

Cindy and family, I am so sorry! You will be in my thoughts and prayers! 🙏🙏

 

Deborah Moore

Apr 9, 2021

I wanted to express my sympathy to the family for Bob's passing. We haven’t seen much of each other this past year, and I regret that very much. He was always delightful when we did happen to see each other. Mr thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Debbie Moore

 

EMILY EBY

Apr 9, 2021

Bob and Suzanne were among my favorite volunteers during my 23-year stint as Inniswood's Volunteer Coordinator. Suzanne was a regular at Thursday morning work sessions before I was hired. She almost always arrived with some treat she baked, or bought at a church bake sale, to share with her fellow volunteers at break. Then we were graced with Bob's presence too once he retired. They shared extra (very healthy)tomato plants they had started from seed, along with extra fruits of their labor from their awesome veggie garden. Several times they invited the volunteers to tour their lovely gardens. They were always willing to do whatever chores we asked of them and their green thumbs were greatly appreciated. We used to share stories about Toledo(my home)and I especially remember her telling me about the son that wandered into the cornfield and the search party who found him. I will always remember them smiling and wearing their yellow volunteer shirts. My sincere sympathy for your loss.