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.