Carl Franklin Foust, 84, Auten Road, South Bend, passed away at 7:32 a.m. Dec. 19, 2019, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
On June 30, 1935, in Kokomo, he was born to Carl B. Foust and Mary Helen (Campbell) Foust. Having grown up in Kokomo, he came to the Culver community after a blind date with Miss Nila Kreighbaum in 1958. They later moved to South Bend in 1972.
On Feb. 15, 1958, at the Maxinkuckee Methodist Church, he married Nila. She preceded him on Oct. 30, 2019, after sharing 61 years together.
He worked for Artcraft in South Bend as a Linotype Offset Printer. He retired in June 1997 and had been a member of the International Typographical Local #128, South Bend. He was an Eagle Scout and later became the Scout Master of Troop 290 in Culver. He was a graduate of Kokomo High School with the class of 1953 and played basketball for the Wildcats. He served in the Indiana National Guard from June 1, 1953, to May 31, 1959.
He enjoyed camping, scouting, and growing his own vegetables in his garden. He loved going to watch his grandchildren’s sporting events.
He is survived by his daughter: Leanne (George) Surguy, Syracuse; two sons: Brian Foust, Mishawaka; and Alan (Mandi) Foust, Mishawaka; grandchildren: Eric, Jeff, Kevin, Patrick, Chris, Luke, Isiah and Payton; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Larry (Marsha) Foust, Walkerton; and Monte (Susan) Zinkin, Kokomo.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Keith Foust and Ron Foust; and a sister: Diane (Foust) Riley.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 23, at the Maxinkuckee IOOF Cemetery at Poplar Grove, Culver, with Rev. Mary Hyer of the Argos United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Maxinkuckee IOOF Cemetery, Culver, with the United States Army Honor Guard and the Argos American Legion Post #68 Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.