Linda N. Foisy, 87, Jasper

Linda N. Foisy, 87, of Jasper, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021, in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Evansville. 

Linda was born in Lorain, Ohio, on February 27, 1934, to John and Mary (nee DeLeonardis) DeLuca.  

She married Thomas E. Foisy on January 12, 1957, in Lorain, Ohio. 

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, and the Jasper D of I. 

Linda had a few callings in her lifetime, including raising six children, working at AT&T/Contel Telephone Company as an operator, then as secretary/receptionist at St. Joseph Parish Center in Jasper, Indiana, where she retired after 30 years at the age of 80. She represented them well and made lasting friendships.  

One of her proudest moments was getting her driver’s license at the age of 44. After her husband Tom died, Linda and her oldest daughter embarked on new adventures which brought her a renewed sense of self and deepened her faith. She became a Stephen’s minster at the age of 84. 

Linda was involved with several faith-building groups and programs through her church and community. Linda co-led a volunteer outreach program at one of the local nursing homes, which included Prayer and Praise with Psalms and song leading.  Linda was a true witness to her faith. 

She enjoyed being with her family and watching the news with her grand cats, Mikey and Spinelli. 

She is survived by four daughters, Paula Foisy of Jasper, Kathy (Ed) Himsel of Jasper, Patty Petry of St. Anthony and Lisa (Ken) Nelson of Salem; two sons, Thomas A. Foisy of Ft. Wayne and Gary Foisy of Dubois; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Preceding her in death besides her husband, are one granddaughter, Nina Marie Himsel, and two brothers, Frank and Robert DeLuca. 

A Memorial Service for Linda N. Foisy will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana. Fr. Ray Brenner will officiate.  

A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until the 2:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home. The Jasper D of I will pray a rosary at 11:45 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. 


  1. Paula, you are in my thoughts and prayers! You took such good care of your mom,she was blessed to have you as a daughter!

  2. Foisy family, sincere condolences and prayers for your mother and all of you. Your mom was a Very Special Lady! I was so fortunate of knowing Linda. She was very highly loved from all the Vincent family. May God Bless your mother and All you guys too. Linda Rest In Peace. Matt and Suzin Vincent

  3. Dear Foisy Family – I’m keeping you all in prayer as you go forth from losing your mom. I met her 55 years ago in
    Ft Wayne and even though she was very busy raising all of you – she took the time to teach me how to sew. But that was what Linda did – she cared for whoever was in front of her that needed something. She was the most giving, loving person that I know. She lived her faith to the fullest and I know God welcomed her with these words – ‘well done good and faithful servant – come and share your master’s happiness’

    The death I have a loved one is always a sad event no matter when or how it happens – we need not be ashamed of our honest feelings but – as we work through our grief we are profoundly helped by our faith – because we know that our life is not ended but changed. we have the resurrection and eternal life ahead of us and Jesus promises that he will go and prepare a place for us – let that be there the hope that sustains us.

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