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James L. Foster

November 27, 1942 ~ March 22, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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James Foster Obituary

James Foster, 80, of Goshen, passed away Wednesday March 22, 2023 at his home. He was born November 27, 1942 in Hugheston, WV to James M. and Dolly (Ransom) Foster.

On June 30, 1965 in Elkhart, he married Patty Sue McGraw.

After graduating high school, James served his country in the US Army Airborne Paratroopers from 1960 to 1963. He was a welder for Art Iron Company from which he retired. He enjoyed gardening and being with his family. He loved westerns, especially Gunsmoke.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Patty, children, James L.M. Foster, Charles K. Foster, Susan K. (Greg) Harter, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a brother Jerry (Sandra) Foster. He was preceded in death by his parents, James M. Foster and Dolly Wright, a brother Glendon Foster and a sister Dolly Huffman.

Visitation for James will be 3 to 6 pm Sunday March 26, 2023 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd, Elkhart, IN 46514. A graveside service will be held at 11 am Monday March 27, 2023 at Olive West Cemetery, Elkhart, IN. with full military honors.

Memorials for James may be given to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46537  Online condolences may be made to his family at

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March 26, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Blvd.
Elkhart, IN 46514

Graveside Service
March 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Olive West Cemetery
County Road 3
Elkhart, IN 46517


Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend IN 46637-3437


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