Larry Eugene Foster, 77 years, 3 months and 24 days young, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 14th, 2013 at Westview Health Care Center in Sheridan, WY.
Larry was born on March 20th, 1936 to Leonard and Leona (Bryan) Foster in their home near Berwyn, NE. Along with his big sister, Lea Dell, and little brother, Lynn. Graduated High school in Ansley, NE in 1954. He was in the Army from 1955 till 1957 till honorably discharged. Then he desired to attend Bible College in Minneapolis, MN where he meet his beautiful wife, Ruth Ostlund, and are still together ... exactly 54 yrs., 7 months and 15 days. While Larry finished college, Ruth delivered a bubbly baby girl, LaRae. Then the three of them went to pastor at the Indian Mission in Couderay, WI. and to this day they still have a love in their hearts for all Indian tribes. While there they produced a bouncing baby boy, Loren. Later moved west to Rupert, ID where the youngest energetic child, Lyle was born. Loving the area so much, they stayed for 17 yrs serving the Lord in many areas of service. By 1980, Larry still had the desired to serve as a pastor and moved on to Riverton, NE for over 9 yrs loving and teaching all who would listen. Later, word came that Dubois, WY was in need of his teaching and guidance as a pastor. After serving for over 7 yrs in Dubois, he and his wife retired to Sheridan, WY to be near his children and grandchildren, by Loren; Lindsay and Clint Foster.
Larry's passions in life besides serving his Lord first and then his family, they were his pride and joy. You'd find him fishing in rippling brooks and mountain lakes, golfing on any course available, hunting wild life to feed his family, skiing down mountain slopes, playing ball... any type of ball would do. He was a devoted NE Huskers fan, wrestled with his boys, teaching young people (any age) about God's love, reading and reading and learning more about God and His Blessings.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his devoted wife, Ruth (Ostlund) Foster of Sheridan, WY. Along with his 3 children, LaRae (Foster) and her husband, Mark Reeves of Buffalo, WY., Loren Foster and his wife Deb (Podolak) of Wibaux, MT. and Lyle Foster of Holdrege NE. Also 2 grandchildren, Lindsay and Clint Foster both in Sheridan, WY. His sister, Lea Dell and her husband Bob Collier of Broken Bow, NE. and brother, Lynn and his wife Ruthie (Wooter) of Ansley, NE. As well as several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Larry will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, July 18, 2013 with Pastor Charlie Ludwig and Pastor Ken Burket Officiating at the First Assembly of God Church. A reception will be held at the church following the service.
While Larry's heavenly body enjoys his new home in heaven, his earthly body will be resting in Janesville Cemetery East of Broken Bow, NE.
Donations to honor Larry can be made to the First Assembly of God Church to support several missionaries. Located at 1045 W. Lewis St. in Sheridan, WY 82801
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.