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David Leon Foster

April 4, 1928 — September 17, 2022


David Leon Foster, age 94 of Noblesville and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Five Star Senior Living in Noblesville. He was born in Darlington on April 4, 1928 to the late D. Elmer & Ruth W. (Seybold) Foster.

David graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1946 and on January 9, 1948 he married Donna L. Coval, who preceded him in death on March 18, 2019. David worked at RR Donnelley's for 44 years as a photo engraver before retiring in 1990. He was a member of Eagles 1005, Elks Club, Moose, and Masonic Lodge #50. He enjoyed tinkering, old antique cars, dancing, gardening, taking walks in the woods, sitting with his dog, and was quite the artist.

He is survived by two sons, Robert (Kathy) Foster of Noblesville and Bruce (Dawn) Foster of Franklinton, NC; daughter Paula (Michael) Caldwell of Sellersburg, IN; two sisters, Mary Lou Henry of Crawfordsville and Pat Yount of Peoria, IL; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; two brothers, Robert G. Foster and Don Foster; and two sisters, Donnis Heath and Lucille Shahan.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 11:00am till the time of the funeral service at 12:00pm. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Share memories and condolences online at

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

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