BENKELMAN -- Lloyd Benjamin Foster, 81, formerly of Max, died Sunday (May 13, 2007) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
He was born Sept. 15, 1925, to John Benjamin and Carrie Hansena (Hoff) Foster on the family farm near Max and graduated from Max High School in 1942.
He served his country in the U.S. Army as a medic in a hospital during the Korean War from Sept. 22, 1950 to Sept. 23, 1952. He was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in Texas for a time but served most of his time at Fort Carson in Colorado.
On Nov. 6, 1955, he married Marjorie Ann Dicke. They lived in the Benkelman area for several years before moving to Wallace in 1964, where he worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads.
In 1973, he and his family moved to the Anders Hoff home near Benkelman where his grandfather, Hans Hoff lived. He worked the farm for many years before retiring and moving to Benkelman.
He was a member of the Max United Methodist Church, the Odd Fellows Lodge, and the American Legion in both Wallace and Benkelman.
Preceding him in death are his parents, John and Carrie Foster; his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Carrie Ann; sister, Dorothy; and brothers, Harry, Donald, Leonard, James, Kristian and one infant brother.
Survivors include his sisters, Bernice Jensen of Benkelman and Carolyn Pearson and husband, Willard of Brady; son-in-law, Art Gallington of Benkelman; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Forch Funeral Home Chapel in Benkelman with Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery near Stratton.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.