Jack Fosdyck

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Jack Fosdyck

Jack R. Fosdyck, 79, of Ottumwa, died at 5:45 p.m. August 7, 2018 at Bloomfield Care Center in Bloomfield.
He was born March 6, 1939 in Ottumwa to Clarence and LaVonna Best Fosdyck. He married Betty J. Carnes on September 27, 1958 and she preceded him in death on October 24, 2011.
Jack had served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked for 38 years for Norris Asphalt, retiring in February 2004 as plant foreman.
Jack had a passion for racing, having helped multiple drivers including his son win numerous races. He enjoyed gardening and canning.
Surviving is his son, Rick (Joey) Fosdyck of Ottumwa; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Fosdyck of Bloomfield; 5 grandchildren, Kim (Ben) Grove, Rachel (Brandon) Morton, Cole Fosdyck, Kyler Fosdyck and Keaton Fosdyck; 5 great-grandchildren, Logan, Gavin, Mason, Adison and Leah; two brothers, Ron Fosdyck of Ottumwa and Jim Fosdyck of Garden Grove, CA; two sisters, Connie Tipling of Ottumwa and Cindy Mae Jones of Rock Hill, SC.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-father, Lefty Lovell; two sons, Rocky and Randy Fosdyck; a brother, Dale Fosdyck and two infant brothers and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Sonny Smyser officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
Visitation will be open at 1 p.m. Thursday. The family will be present one hour prior to the service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bloomfield Care Center Activity Fund.
Published on August 8, 2018
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Joey Handling-Fosdyck
Aug 08, 2018
Jack was much more than a father-in law to me, he became like a second dad. I couldn't have hand picked a better father-in-law. I will always cherrich the banter we had with each other, his sense of humor was like none other. My 30 plus years with this wonderful man in my life and marrying into an awesome family is one of my greatest accomplishments. Jack and I spent the last year on what we called a medical journey together. Sometimes it was just he and I in the car on our way to appointments, etc. and talking about the good old days. Sometimes it was just he and I sitting on his porch swing, running errands, filling pills, and sometimes crying and most of the time laughing together. I'll n...ever forget the time I put his shoes on the wrong feet, not once but twice in the same day. I heard the blonde jokes then!lol But he loved my comeback when I reminded him who was silly enough to wear them that way before noticing! When doctors came into the room and called me his daughter or him my father by accident, we got to where we didn't feel the need to correct them. Unless he spoke up and said, "you can call her that or you can call her blondie, she's fits both!" I would smile and say "whatever you say, old man." And we didn't hesitate to say I love you when we parted ways. This blondie will hold onto these precious memories forever, until we meet again! Love him!Read more
Harvey & Ann Grooms
Aug 08, 2018
Jack will always be remembered as part of our racing team. He helped us in so many ways, so many times, unselfishly, whatever and whenever we needed anything.We will always remember him as kind, gentle and helpful. May his family find peace in their memories of this special man.