Funeral Services for Lloyd R. Foster will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at the North Park Assembly of God Church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Pastor Brian Steinbach and Chaplain Kathy Doiel officiating. Interment will follow at the Fridhem Cemetery at Funk, Nebraska with military rites provided by the Martin-Horn American Legion Post #66 in conjunction with the United States Marines Corps Honors Team. Lloyd’s funeral will be live-streamed at the North Park Assembly Facebook Page.
Due to health concerns, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic; current CDC and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for Faith-Based Services and Gatherings will be followed. The Foster family sincerely encourages each person to make their decision whether to attend Lloyd’s services, based on the best interest of your health, and that of your community.
Lloyd Ray Foster, 90 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Holdrege Memorial Homes. Lloyd was born April 5, 1930, in Cambridge, Nebraska, the eldest of fourteen children to Ray Otis and Marie Ann (Rhoades) Foster. He received his primary education from Cambridge, Arapahoe, and Holbrook, and then completed his education at Holbrook High School.
On November 22, 1952, Lloyd was inducted into the United States Marines Corps and served his country during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge on February 11, 1958.
Following his education, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Elaine Beebe. This union was blessed with ten children: Judy, Rose Ann, David, Gloria, Cathy, Dale, Cindy, Daniel, Tina, and Robert. Lloyd was employed as a truck driver for Zip Transfer in McCook, Nebraska, and then for Ray Biber at Biber Truck Line in Benkelman, Nebraska, before the family settled to Holdrege. Lloyd was then employed at Speedway Trucking for 9 years, and then for Phelps County Department of Roads as a maintainer. He then returned to Speedway for another 17 years until his retirement in 1995. Following retirement, Lloyd enjoyed working part-time for Phelps County, mowing in the summers. On December 25, 2018, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marj.
Lloyd was a longtime member of the North Park Assembly of God Church in Holdrege. He was also a past member of the Martin-Horn American Legion Post #66 in Holdrege and the National Rifle Association. Lloyd was an avid outdoorsman, who loved camping, fishing and hunting.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by; his daughter, Rose Ann (Chump) Bangs; two grandsons in infancy: Randy Foster and Michael Foster; great-granddaughter, Maddie Weaver; three brothers: Harold Foster; Timmy Foster; and Harvey Foster; one sister, Ruth Dutton-Louthan; sister-in-law, Shirley Hansen and her husband, Dean; and brothers-in-law: Danny Frahm; Louis Parks; Forest (Frosty) Dutton; and Jerry Corder.
Lloyd leaves to celebrate his life; his nine children: Judy Foster of Stockton, Kansas; David Foster and his wife, Margaret of Minden, Nebraska; Gloria Broeker and her husband, Ralph of Holdrege; Cathy High and her husband, Mark of Bertrand; Dale Foster and his wife, Wanda of Oxford, Nebraska; Cindy Clark and her husband, Steve of Lincoln, Nebraska; Daniel Foster and his wife, Judy of Holdrege; Tina Strong and her husband, Stacy of Wilcox, Nebraska; and Robert Foster and his wife, Vicki of Holdrege; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; six sisters: Irma Parks of McCook; Shirley Carter and her husband, Gene of McCook; Dorothy Kline and her husband, Dwight of Ames, Nebraska; Glenva Frahm of Minden, Nebraska; Janet Stratton of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Carla Kinne and her husband, Howard of McCook; three brothers: Edward Foster of Redlands, California; Jerry Foster and his wife, Carolyn of Holbrook, Nebraska; and Curtis Foster and his wife, Karen of Papillion, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Lillie Corder of Cozad, Nebraska; three brothers-in-law: Harold Beebe and his wife, JoAnn of McCook; Donald Beebe and his wife, Sharon of Garden Grove, Iowa; and Bob Louthan of Holdrege; along with many extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in Lloyd’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.