Merle Robert Foust

1941 - 2019

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Merle Robert Foust, age 77, of Findlay passed away at the Bridge Hospice Care Center on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He was born on September 9, 1941 to the late Merle and Florence (Berkey) Foust. He married Nancy Bausman on December 14, 1963 and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Shelley Peterson and Melissa Sanders; three grandchildren: Colter Peterson, Robert (Marisa) Sanders, and Jacob Sanders; great-granddaughter, Lexington Rose Sanders; and a brother, Raymond (Mary Ann) Foust. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Foust, and a sister, Dorothy Lehman. Merle retired from Marathon Ashland Petroleum where he served as plant manager. He and his wife owned "Happy at Home" pet sitting for 14 years. He was a member of the Field and Stream Archery Club and an avid golfer. Some of his most cherished memories were on his Harley with Nancy. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Bob Cochran officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday and for one hour prior to the funeral (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Monday, at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to Cancer Patient Services or to Bridge Hospice in his memory. Online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting

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  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Sunday, February 24th 2019 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Monday, February 25th 2019 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, February 25th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : The Foust family
Date :Friday, February 22nd 2019
From : Jeff McIntosh and Joy McIntosh
So sorry to hear. Merle gave me my first opportunity when I hired in with Ashland. He was a great boss and a wonderful person. I will be forever thankful for having been touched by Merle and for what he did for us as a family. RIP and sincere condolences to Nancy and the family.

Jeff and Joy McIntosh
Wellsville Ohio

To : Merle Robert Foust Family
Date :Saturday, February 23rd 2019
From : Davec Kelly Copeland
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Merle was a wonderful, vibrant, fun loving man and will be deeply missed. I hope you can find some solace knowing that he now rests in the comforting arms of our Lord.

To : Nancy and family
Date :Saturday, February 23rd 2019
From : Brad and Susan Wolford
Merle was so gentle and kind with our frisky pet. We depended on Happy at Home for their wonderful services. He and Nancy were a blessing and always accommodating. Rest In Peace dear Merle.

To : Nancy and Family
Date :Saturday, February 23rd 2019
From : Barb Herrmann
Sending my prayers to you and your family, Nancy. So sorry to hear this news. Merle and yourself were always so loving while taking care of my dog, Rudy. Rest in peace, Merle.

To : Missy Foust
Date :Sunday, February 24th 2019
From : Ron and Jennifer Tefft
Deepest sympathy Missy, and so sorry for your loss.

To : Nancy and Family
Date :Sunday, February 24th 2019
From : Dean and Joyce Yates along with Winston
Our sympathies to you Nancy and your family. We will never forget the exceptional and deep love that you and Merle gave to our dogs. You took such good care of us, and sometimes at the last minute when emergencies came up. I have moved the dining room chair in memory of where he would sit when caring for our dogs. Merle was so gentle, kind and strong. We will truly miss his friendship and care.

To : Foust family
Date :Sunday, February 24th 2019
From : Donna Ewing
Sorry to hear of Merle's passing.

To : Missy
Date :Sunday, February 24th 2019
From : Tom Sommer
Just wanted to let you know we heard the sad news about your Dad, and Pat and I want to express our condolences to you and your children (Rob and Jacob). We will be thinking you as you have the services for your Dad tomorrow.
Tom and Pat Sommer
Sarasota, FL