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John Franklin Foust(1943 - 2013)

John Franklin Foust

Des Moines

John Franklin Foust, 70, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, October 7, 2013, at Iles Westover Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 7, at the funeral home, immediately following the visitation. Burial will be at Norwalk Cemetery in Norwalk, IA.

John was born on February 9, 1943, in Cool, IA to James and Lena (Hague) Foust. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. John graduated from Indianola High School. John married Mary (Atkinson) Foust on November 25, 1967, in Chillicothe, MO and they made their home in Des Moines. John earned his accounting degree from Ferris State University and later, his law degree from Drake University.

A renaissance man, John balanced his professional life as a CPA, with his passion for farming. John lived life to the fullest, and made certain it was on his own terms. John enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Most importantly, John enjoyed spending time with his family.

He will be missed by his wife of 45 years, Mary Foust of Des Moines; sons, Michael (Dorry) Foust of Windsor Heights and Brian (Cristiane) Foust of Flower Mound, TX; four grandchildren, Amanda, Michael, Madelyn, and Christopher Foust; a brother, James (Pamela) Foust; and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lena Foust.

Memorial contributions may be made to a . Online condolences are welcomed at IlesCares.com.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Oct. 6, 2013
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