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Calvin Tucker Foster, 90, of Ankeny passed away peacefully December 19, 2016.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2016 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22nd, also at the funeral home.
Cal was born July 31, 1926 in McGregor, Iowa. He was class president, and graduated from Marquette High School. He then went on to college at Akron University in Ohio, where he excelled in mathematics. He served with the US Navy during World War II. He returned from the war and married Edith "Sandy" Ahlstrom. They started their life together in Ohio where Cal worked for Firestone. In 1954 he transferred to Firestone in Des Moines, and they made their home in Ankeny. Cal completed 35 years of service with Firestone, ultimately retiring in 1986.
He was a long time member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church; he enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife, was an avid Hawkeye and Cubs fan, Chicago Bears fan, and most of all, he loved golf.
Calvin had a special understanding of his granddaughter Andrea, who has special needs. His love and support continues to provide her with the ability to live and function independently.
He is survived by his children, Calvin Philip Foster (Deborah), Martin Anthon Foster, Valerie Margaret Ann Hanneman (Michael), and Jennifer Renee Foster-Krueger (Timothy); 11 grandchildren, who knew him as Papa, Peter, Susan, Haley, Angela, Cynthia, Amanda, Andrea, Scott, Caleb, Emma, and Kaitlin, and 7 great-grandchildren; many friends, nieces and nephews.
Cal was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.