Donald L. Foland

April 8, 1927May 25, 2018

Donald L. Foland, 91, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was born April 8, 1927 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Virgil and Lela (Scott) Foland. He served in the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II. He graduated from Indiana Tech in 1949 with a BSMe. He worked for 32 years at Fort Wayne Water Utility, Engineering Dept., and nine years as Chief Engineer. He also worked privately as a Professional Engineer for 22 years. He was a member at Grace Presbyterian Church. Surviving family include his daughter, Kimberley (Brett) Taylor; son-in-law, Stuart Norton; four grandchildren, Aimee and Geoff Norton, Bradley (BreAnn) Taylor, and Marissa (Cole) Vandermotten; and three great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his wife, Ruth (Fowler) Foland; daughter, Penny Norton; and a brother, Clarence Foland. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1811 Fairhill Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 3-7 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the church or Visiting Nurse.


  • Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Visiting Nurse


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Visitaiton Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Final Resting: Covington Memorial Gardens Thursday, May 31, 2018

Donald L. Foland

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James Potts

May 30, 2018

Dear Penny, Kim and family:Just a note to express our prayers and sympathy in the loss of Don. We always looked forward in seeing them at the dental office. Jim Potts DDS.