Richard Allen Foss

Born: Tue., Nov. 23, 1948
Died: Sun., Apr. 30, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine

Gathering of Family and Friends

11:00 AM Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine

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Richard A. Foss, 68, lifelong Bovey resident died on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in his home, because of exposure to Agent Orange while serving with the United States Army in Viet Nam.
Born November 23, 1948 in Hutchinson, MN, he was the son of Forrest and Laura (Hill) Foss.  A resident of Bovey for most of his life, he worked for the City of Bovey as a truck driver, laborer, a part time police officer and fire fighter, served on the Bovey city council, and had been an over the road trucker.  Richard and Hazel Hammer were married on January 31, 1976 in Bovey.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War, served in the Army National Guard, and was a former member of the D.A.V., American Legion, and the Bovey Moose Club.
His parents, Forrest and Laura Foss; brothers, Jerry & his wife Helene Foss, and Floyd Foss preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel; children, Thomas (Mandy) Foss of Grand Rapids and Laura (Tom Smith) Foss of Bovey; grandchildren, William, Cassandra, Christopher, and Daisy; a great grandchild, Braydon; siblings, Michael (Mary) Foss of Bovey, Candace (Brad) Deal of Marble, Jon (Rose) Foss of Juneau, AK, Vandla Foss, and sister / daughter, Heidi (Dan) Varin, both of Grand Rapids; several nieces and nephews; and his deer camp family.

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Jeff and Liz DeRuyck
   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
Hazel and family,

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We are going to miss Dick's sense of humor and cribbage playing abilities this summer. He brought many smiles to our faces, especially how he always had fun messing with the neighbors :) Please let us know if we can do anything to help ease your sorrow.
Take Care, Liz and Jeff DeRuyck

Dan Zobenica
   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
RIP, Dick. I am positive that your fellow classmates of GHS '66 join me in extending our most sincere condolences to your family. From one Bovey boy to another, Dan

Ione Boor
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
Tom, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Always remember the good times. Ione

Frank Scherf
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
Hazel, Tom, Laura and Dicky's entire family. I am so sad to hear of Dick's passing. Rarely a day goes by that in don't think of the times we had together camping, We-festing (especially when I hear a country music song), cutting firewood. He was a genuine soul and will be missed by many. As we are in Arizona I will not be able to attend the services, but please know that I will be thinking of you all. RIP in peace old friend.

Ronald Kortekaas
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
My Dearest sympathy go out to Dick Foss family

Orvis & Donna Lunke
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
It was a pleasure getting you know Dick and your family through Honor Flight. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you all. May you have peace in your hearts and wonderful memories.

Mary and Darrel Cheney
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this diffucult time.

Jean Hoshal
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017

Dear Tom, Mandy, Daisy,

I am so sorry to read of Tom's dad's death. My condolences.

Jean Hoshal (St. Joseph's)

Pam Scherf Oaks
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Hazel and sad to hear of Dick's passing. No longer suffering and in the arms of Jesus. Blessings to you all at this time of sadness.

Teri Veith
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
Hazel and Dick's family.
I just learned of Dick's death and want to express my deepest sympathy.
I always enjoyed talking to him and hearing his stories of deer camp and other adventures. He was a great guy as you know and served his country well. I will miss him. Teri Veith

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