Foster Douglas Coleman, 84, of Van Wert passed away at 5:43 a.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home, Van Wert, Ohio.
He was born on February 12, 1937, in Pikeville, Kentucky the son of the late Warren R. Coleman and Ollie (Harmon) Coleman. Foster married Sharlene Coleman on February 19, 1968 in Clintwood, Virginia, she preceded him in death on October 23, 2019.
Family survivors include his two children, Donald (Faith) Coleman of Van Wert and Tonya Copfer of Tipp City, Ohio; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother, Mack Coleman of Pikeville, KY.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jasmine Coleman, one brother, Charles Coleman and one sister, Estelene Wallace.
Foster worked at the Chrysler Corporation as a press operator and was a 1955 graduate of Hellier High School, Hellier, Kentucky. He served in U.S. Army from December of 1958 until March of 1965 and was a member of UAW Local #1331. Foster was a member of the Van Wert American Legion Post #178 and the Van Wert VFW Post # 5803.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 29, 2021, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Owens officiating. Calling hours are Noon-2:00 p.m., on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, where military honors will be rendered by combined units of Van Wert Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5803 and American Legion Post #178.
Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert Manor Activities Fund.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com, Tribute Wall.