Norman Joseph Foust

Passed away on March 25, 2018

Norman “Stormy” Joseph Foust, 97, of Elida, died at 12:00 a.m., Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 at the Lima Convalescent Home. He was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Scotts Crossing to Herbert C. and Elenora (Murray) Foust who preceded him in death. On Nov. 19, 1941 he married Mildred Covault who preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2011. Surviving are their children: Susan (Phillip) Wilson, Norman “Jerry” (Betty Jo) Foust, Alix (Tom) Stout, Timothy (Vicki) Foust, Michael Foust and Mary (Jeff) Kirwan all of Elida, Sharon (Dale dec’d) Badertscher of Ada and Edward Foust of Columbus; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Jeffery Foust, grandchildren: Angela Badertscher, Craig Foust, Mike Wilson and twins, Tammy & Debra Wilson; and siblings, Hubert Foust, Herbert Foust and Rosemary Lehmkuhle. Mr. Foust was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a self-employed builder and farmer. He was a co-founder of the Sports Haven Ice Rink. He enjoyed hunting, watching Westerns on television and the best way to put a smile on his face was bring a little grandchild to him. Services will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, with Fr. Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida, where military rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 1275 and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home, where a Parish Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Boys Town. The family is grateful to the staff of Lima Convalescent Home for the care that Dad has received the past four years as a resident. You have made his final years golden. Condolences may be expressed online at


  • Calling Hours Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Norman Joseph Foust

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