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John Foos

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 4th, 2013

John Foos passed away on Aug. 27, 2013 in Burlington, Colo. He was 96 years old.

John was born on Oct. 16, 1916 in Windsor, Colo. to John and Katherine (Miller) Foos. They moved to Wheatland when John was a young boy, where they were engaged in farming. He attended school in Wheatland.

On June 2, 1940, he and Twyla L. Koons were united in marriage. John and Twyla were married for over 71 years until her passing on Oct. 27, 2011. To this union two children were born, James Loyd Foos and Linda Kay Foos.

He worked on the railroad for a short time and briefly in California before farming drew him back to Wheatland. He farmed in Wheatland and also fattened lambs which topped the market many times in Denver. In 1970, they moved to Burlington, Colo. and farmed until he retired. After retiring from farming he had a used machinery business which he maintained until May 2013.

In Wheatland, he was a member of The Congregational Church. He served as head usher and trustee for many years. He received Great Western High Ten awards in both Wyoming and Colorado. He bowled in Wheatland and Burlington. John was a member of the Burlington Rotary Club. His interests were reading, looking at, and visiting about farming and machinery.

Family left to remember him is a son James (Kathy) Foos, Burlington, daughter Linda Foos, Bayard, Neb., grandchildren James Loyd Foos, Jr., Santa Fe, Steven Mark (Peggy) Foos, Burlington, and Cynthia Ann Foos, Chicago, great-grandchildren Nathan James Foos, Trevor David Foos and Ericka Katelyn Foos (children of Mark and Peggy), Burlington, sisters Virginia Preuit, Rupert, Idaho, Betty (George) Weidenbach, Cheyenne and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Twyla, sisters: Leah (Fred) Schott, Emma Foos, Helen (Julius) Gaab, and brother Edward (Marie) Foos, brother-in-law Chester Preuit and niece Marilyn Sylvester.

Pallbearers were his children and grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were his great-grandchildren.

A private family service was held, officiated by Pastor William Viergutz. John was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Burlington.

May he rest in peace.

A memorial fund has been established to the much appreciated Burlington Ambulance Service. The funds may be sent to the Bank of Burlington, PO Box 429, Burlington, CO 80807.

Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com to leave a message of condolence for the family and to sign their online register book.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Love Funeral Home, Burlington.

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