J.D. Boyd Foster, 38, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:22 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on January 27, 1982 in Iowa City, IA to Clinton & Vanessa Hill Foster. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty in Iraq. He had a big heart and would take the time to help anybody in need. He enjoyed working on cars with his dad and animals, especially cats. He loved all his military brothers & sisters and his lifelong high school friends, especially Aaron & Charles.
J.D. is survived by: his mother & step father: Vanessa (Bill) McFarland of Fort Madison, IA; his father & step mother: Danny (Julie) Foster of Burlington, IA; his girlfriend: Brittany Scott of Fort Madison, IA; 1-son: Ashton Heidbreder of Fort Madison, IA; 1-daughter: Gracie Heidbreder of Fort Madison, IA; 1-grandson: Preston Heidbreder of Fort Madison, IA; 2-sisters: Stacia Shirey of Burlington, IA & Heather (Christopher Brooks) Shirey of St. Paul, MN; nieces & nephews & his paternal grandparents: Carl Foster of West Point, IA & Marjorie Foster of Burlington, IA. He was preceded in death by 1-sister: Jessica Wiegard & his maternal grandparents.
A private family graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in rural Fort Madison with military rites. Instead of a memorial fund, the family asks that whenever you see the V.F.W. selling red poppies, please buy one in J.D.’s memory. Online condolences to J.D.’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.
King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.