Floyd D. Foster

Aug 18, 2019
Foster, Floyd crop


10:00 am Saturday, September 14, 2019 Kathrine Graham Pahl Chapel at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery



Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery 


Donations in his name may be made to Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.


Floyd D. Foster, 94, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, where he spent most of his life, died Aug. 18, 2019, at home. He was born on Oct. 18, 1924, in Monroe County, Illinois. He served in World War II in the Navy from 1941 to 1945. He was a Boatswain’s Mate aboard the US Esso Bayonne, an oil tanker that serviced the battleships in the North Sea, Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Pacific. He also spent part of his service in the Philippines. He married Ethel R. Grittmann on Aug. 25, 1945, and they had one daughter, Linda Foster Benedict (Forest). He is survived by his wife; daughter; son-in-law; two grandsons, Jason J. Benedict (Carolyn), of St. Louis, and Dirk C. Benedict, of Baton Rouge; four great-grandchildren, Cooper, Andrew, Ryan and Jane Benedict, of St. Louis; and a brother, L. Glenn Foster, of Green Cove Springs, Florida. He moved to Waterloo, Iowa, in 1949 to work at the John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works, where he remained until his retirement in 1985. He moved to Baton Rouge in 2014 to live with his daughter. He is preceded in death by his parents, Anna Mae and John Foster Sr., two brothers, John Foster Jr. and Robert Foster, and a sister, Joanne Foster Siscel. 

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