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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:15 am

Edmund Foerster

Oct. 3, 1926-Feb. 10, 2012

Edmund G. Foerster of Crawfordsville died at 4:50 a.m. Friday at Regency Place, Lafayette. He was 85.

Mr. Foerster retired from Ingress Plastene in October 1988 after 42 years. He started in the warehouse and worked his way up retiring as a manager. He was a 1945 graduate of Crawfordsville High School, where he had been the State Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in 1944 and 1945; having gone undefeated in both seasons and being named the “Most Outstanding Wrestler” in the 1944 State Meet.

He served in the Army Air Corps from June 1945 until October 1946; first serving as a file clerk at Camp Chaffee, Fort Smith, Arkansas, and later serving with the military police at Camp Maxey, Paris, Texas, and finishing his short military career at Fort Crockett, Galveston, Texas.

He was involved and served as the Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 326 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church from 1958 until 1970. 

He was born Oct. 3, 1926, at Chicago, to Hugo August and Ella Clara (Hillman) Foerster. He married Helen Joan “Jo” Hauck on Nov. 25, 1945, at Crawfordsville. She died March 25, 2000.

Survivors include: his children, Jeanne (Dennis) Hauck of Crawfordsville, Susan (Jeff) Fontaine of New Port Richey, Fla., Mary Myers of Old Town, Fla., Mike (Cyn) Foerster of Newnan, Ga., Tim (Kathy) Foerster of Waveland and Ed Foerster of New Market; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Daughter Liz Kahler and sister Hildegard “Honey” Foerster also are deceased.

A memorial service following cremation is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, with Father David Buckles officiating. An interment service will follow the memorial service at Calvary Cemetery, Crawfordsville. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

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