Floyd Foust

Floyd Francis Foust, age 85, of Hudson, died on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson.  Floyd was born on March 4, 1925 in Tripoli, WI, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Ralph) Foust.  He was raised near Glenwood City where he attended school.  He enlisted in the armed forces and proudly served in the United States Navy on a destroyer/mine sweeper during World War II, and then furthering his education at an electrical vocational school in Superior.  On January 22, 1947, he was united in marriage to Betty Rose Crosby at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Glenwood City.  This union would be blessed with six children.  Many will remember Floyd working for Northern States Power Company.  He worked as a lineman and a district representative for decades.  He enjoyed his pack of Pall Mall’s and a good game of cribbage.  He loved fishing on White Ash Lake and hunting with the gang near Wheeler.  Floyd also took pleasure in maintaining his floral beds and cut flowers.

Floyd is survived by his six children: Dick (Brenda) of Hudson, Steven (Cathy Cheng) of Wausau, Daniel (Karen) of Turtle Lake, Thomas (Lauren) of Hudson, Joel (Jennie) of Hudson, and Sue (Gene) Hollom of Roberts; 17 grandchildren: Stephanie Foust, Penny Foust, Matthew (Stephanie) Foust, Christian Foust, Yolanda (Christopher) Mara, Bridget Foust, Jacob Foust, Jessica (Joel) Albers, Amanda Foust, Donald Foust, Trenton Foust, Tavis Foust, Derek Deck, Dylan Deck and step grandchildren: Jennie Cheng, Christopher Cheng, Joseph Hollom, Devon Hollom; nine great-grandchildren: Dante Alexander, Jaedon Trammell, Afinah & Nailah Shabaka, Benjamin & Savannah Foust, Maxwell & Madeline Mara, and Peyton Albers; brothers, Bernie Foust of Menomonie, Ronnie Foust of Rhinelander, and Jim (Sue) Foust of Appleton; sister Mary Lou (Bud) Drew of Colorado; brothers/sisters-in-law: Mary Crosby, Leslie Crosby, Alta Mae (William) Tacke, and Velma Crosby. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; great-grandson, Dawson Foust; sisters, Elsie and Jane; and brothers, Jack and Larry.

A funeral service for Floyd will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson, with Pastor Tim Booth officiating.  Organist Deb McPheters will accompany congregational singing.  Burial with full military honors provided by the Hudson VFW and American Legion Post will be in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, with his children having the honor of being active casket bearers and his siblings as honorary casket bearers. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church and on Tuesday from 4 until 7:00 p.m. at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725. Memorials may be designated to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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