Larry Linn Foster, 60, of Crawfordsville died at 12:31 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Franciscan Alliance Hospital, Greenwood.

He was born Aug. 3, 1957, at Perry, Iowa, to the late Charles and Kay Dudgeon Foster. He married Sylvia Diane Tate Foster on Nov. 6, 1982, at Darlington. She survives.

Larry graduated from North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, and earned an associate’s degree in design and drafting from Ivy Tech State College. He was employed as a design engineer for Alcoa, HC Industries and Nor-Cote International for over 34 years.

Larry loved music. He enjoyed making his own CDs and did DJ work. He enjoyed gardening, reading and collecting baseball cards. Many remember Larry being involved with the Crawfordsville softball leagues. He enjoyed collecting antiques and woodworking. Most of all he was a spiritual man who loved his family and enjoyed traveling to Kellerton, Iowa, to visit family.

Surviving, along with his wife Sylvia, are, daughters, Sarah Kay (Travis) Kohl of Crawfordsville and Elizabeth Rebecca Foster (Austin) Spurgeon of Wingate; son Isaiah William James (Megan) Foster of Crawfordsville; brothers, Royce (Peggy) Foster of Darlington and Randy (Kathy) Foster of Des Moines, Iowa; sisters, Myrna Foster of Johnston, Iowa, Cheryl (Ralph) Smith of Ankeny, Iowa and Tammra Foster of Ankeny, Iowa; and granddaughters, Ella, Evie, Kaya and Harper. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Crystal Lynn; and brothers, Michael and Gary.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Oak Hill Cemetery North, Crawfordsville, with Pastor Joshua Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations should be directed to his family to assist in defraying hospital expenses. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting with arrangements.

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