Donald John Foss, age 90, of Elwood, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at the Elwood Care Center, Elwood, Nebraska. He was born on February 13th, 1927 to John Charles and Hilda (Pfeiffer) Foss on the family farm in Gosper County, Nebraska.
Don grew up on the farm and graduated from Elwood High School. After his schooling, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955. He came back to Elwood and married Norma Randolph on January 11th, 1959 at Salem Lutheran Church south of Elwood. To this union 4 children were born; Doug, Roger, Jennifer, and infant daughter who passed at birth. They farmed for many years on the family farm. He also served as Gosper County Commissioner for several terms.
Don and Norma were faithful followers of Elwood High School Athletics; they received an award from the Elwood Booster Club for this honor. They followed their children and grandchildren for many years in all their activities. He was a member of the Elwood Lion’s Club, American Legion, & Salem Lutheran Church before transferring his membership to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He enjoyed neighborhood card club, dancing, and was a founding member of the Udder Bunch.
Don is survived by his wife Norma of Elwood, Nebraska, sons: Doug & wife Barb Foss of Elwood, Nebraska & Roger & wife Kelli Foss of Wichita, Kansas, daughter: Jennifer & husband Craig Ward of Elwood, Nebraska, sister: Laurine Nitz of Coco, Florida, 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, and sister Irene Weissert.
Viewing & visitation was Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood, Nebraska and prior to the services at the church.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood, Nebraska with Pastor Michael Wolff, officiating. Interment was at the Salem West Cemetery at Elwood, Nebraska with military rites provided by Elwood American Legion and Nebraska Army-National Guard Honor Guard.
Memorials are suggested to the Elwood Lion’s Club, VFW, and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences and personal reflections may be left at elwoodfuneralhome.com.