Glen R. Foss, Jr., 93, of La Porte City, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Allen Memorial Hospital of natural causes. He was born February 21, 1920, in La Porte City, the son of Glen and Margret Smith Foss, Sr. He graduated from La Porte City High School. He married Villanovia “Novie” Klein on February 17, 1942, at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, Eagle Center. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Elks Club, and Moose Lodge.
He started farming in 1942 in Hudson and La Porte City and was still currently farming. He worked at Rath Packing Company for eight years cooking canned ham. He also hauled peas for three years.
He loved dancing, working with his lawn and flowers, farming, raising his cattle he called “Charlie” and delivering compressors for Compressed Air. You always knew him by his striped bib overalls and caps. Many times he was called “Pokey Pete.”
He is survived by his wife, Novie, of La Porte City; one son, Rick Foss of La Porte City; one daughter, Marlys (Emery) Kuhn of La Porte City; one daughter-in-law, Lesa Foss of La Porte City; nine grandchildren: Kim (Bart) Frush, Kenny Kuhn, Karla (Randy) Kiler, Billy Foss, Glen (Nikki) Foss III, Tina (Rick) Masterson, Kelly (Kendra) Foss, Dusty and SeHee Foss; two step grandchildren, Luke and Charity; 13 great grandchildren: Josh, Ashley and Brittany Frush, Tiffany, Brenden and Emily Kuhn, Austin, Alex and Anthony Kiler, Meghan and Melanie Foss, Ryan and Trevor Masterson; two sisters, Margaret Eileen Purdy of La Porte City, Verna Maey Dengler of Cedar Falls and two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Foss of La Porte City and Mille Foss of Cedar Falls.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Robert “Bob” Foss and two brothers, Harold and Elwin Foss.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in the West View Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a Rosary Service at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
La Porte City Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.