Forest 'Dick' Foster, 78, of Hutchinson, died July 10, 2018, at his home. He was born March 7, 1940, in Hutchinson, to Forest L. and Hazel E. (Fall) Foster. Dick graduated from Langdon High School and Hutchinson Community College. He worked at Cessna/Eaton for over 42 years, retiring as a Grade 1 Tool and Die Machinist. Dick had excellent skills in building prototypes that would later become tools. He led weekly A.A. meetings in the Reno County Jail and all three Hutchinson Correctional Facilities (HCF) for 29 years and was named Volunteer of the Year at HCF in 2007. Dick and his wife Sharon owned and operated Happy Hooves Goat Ranch, of which 16 kids are still living.

Dick Foster
Forest 'Dick' Foster, 78, of Hutchinson, died July 10, 2018, at his home. He was born March 7, 1940, in Hutchinson, to Forest L. and Hazel E. (Fall) Foster. Dick graduated from Langdon High School and Hutchinson Community College. He worked at Cessna/Eaton for over 42 years, retiring as a Grade 1 Tool and Die Machinist. Dick had excellent skills in building prototypes that would later become tools. He led weekly A.A. meetings in the Reno County Jail and all three Hutchinson Correctional Facilities (HCF) for 29 years and was named Volunteer of the Year at HCF in 2007. Dick and his wife Sharon owned and operated Happy Hooves Goat Ranch, of which 16 kids are still living.
On October 24, 1992, he married Sharon (Covalt) Stout in Great Bend. She survives.
Other survivors include: son, Larry Foster (JuLee) of Lawton, OK; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Judy Zwierzychowski of Cunningham; stepson, Doyle Stout of Great Bend; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; daughter, Rebecca Yingling; niece, Jody Zwierzychowski; and first wife, Patty (Welch) Cruz.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Elliott Chapel, with Pastor Luke Helmuth officiating. Private family inurnment will take place in Lerado Cemetery. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today thought Saturday at Elliott Mortuary.
Memorial donations are suggested to Encompass Hospice or Dick Foster Memorial Fund, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.