Eugene Henry Foltz
March 8, 1948- July 24, 2018
Eugene Henry Foltz was born on March 8, 1948, in Columbus to Alfred and Luelle (Pfeifer) Foltz and passed away on July 24, 2018, in Seward at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 16 days.
Visitation was held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at Zabka Funeral Home in Seward. Visitation resumed with family present from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Seward, followed by a rosary. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 30 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Robert Tucker celebrating Mass. Graveside services with military honors followed at Seward Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Foltz family for future designations.
Eugene grew up in Columbus where he attended Columbus High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Jan. 13, 1967. He served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged Oct. 23, 1970. In 1971 he began working for NPPD as a lineman until his retirement in 2003, after 32 years.
On Sept. 1, 1973, Eugene married Becky Lynn Schmid and their marriage was blessed with two children, Stacy and Fred. Eugene also worked for the Seward Schools driving a school bus for two years, followed by working for the City of Seward at the cemetery for nine years. Eugene enjoyed camping and spending time with his grandchildren. He volunteered at the V.F.W. before becoming the Commander. He liked watching television, especially westerns. His favorite thing was his Tuesday Night Men’s Club. Eugene joined the Seward Volunteer Fire Department Company 2 on April 1, 1987; he then retired after receiving his 25 year pin on April 1, 2012.
Eugene is survived by his wife Becky; daughter Stacy Wiese and husband Tim of Lincoln; son Fred Foltz and wife Kim of Garland; three grandchildren Bailey Foltz, Hunter Foltz and Madelyn Wiese; siblings Theodore Foltz and wife Judy of Pee Wee Valley, Kentucky; Barbara Soulliere and husband Kenneth of Norfolk, Dean Foltz and wife Judy of Columbus, Vanora Mulligan and husband Michael of Columbus, Patricia Hinze and husband Larry of Rising City, Kathleen Hoebing and husband Dean of Norfolk, Allen Foltz and wife Jan of Columbus, Ronald Foltz and wife Connie of Columbus, Gary Foltz and wife Ruth of Columbus; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. To this obituary we add our thoughts, prayers and memories of life shared with Gene.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard, and father-in-law Arthur Schmid.