Foss, Arnold F.
B: 10 Sep 1916, Lake Bronson, Kittson County, Minnesota
D: 18 Dec 1994, Cohasset, Itasca, MN
Burial: 21 Dec 1994, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
M: 20 Dec 1950, Lenore Homstad b. 31 May 1926, Hallock, Kittson, Minnesota
FN: George Herman Foss
MN: Inga Mathilda Norum
Children of Arnold Foss and Lenore Homstad:
1. Linda Ann Foss
B: 20 Oct 1951
2. Curtis Lee Foss
B: 09 Dec 1952
3. Barbara Jean Foss
B: 29 Sep 1955
M: 01 Oct 1983, Thomas Rutledge
4. Craig Arnold Foss
B: 13 Jun 1957
M: 15 Jan 1983, Barbara Jean Spawn
Kittson County Enterprise Obituary
Arnold F. Foss, 78, Grand Rapids, MN died Dec. 18, 1994 at his home.
Arnie was born Sep 10, 1916 at Lake Bronson and attended schools in Hallock graduating from Lake Bronson High School.
Prior to entering the Armed Forces he worked as a hot press operator in a defense plant in Chicago.
He served in the U. S. Army during WWII from 1942 until 1946 in the European theatre of operations as Chief of the gun section in the field artillery of the 70th division.
Following his discharge, he worked on construction in Minnesota. In 1948, he left for Alaska where he worked on the first blacktop highway from Anchorage to Palmer.
He returned to Hallock in 1950 when he married Lenore Homstad on Dec 20. In the spring of 1951, they returned to Alaska where he worked as blacktop foreman on the International Airport at Anchorage.
He returned to Minnesota in November 1952 and in the spring of 1953 began employment for Pickands Mather Mining Company on the Tioga Mine site at Grand Rapids as a heavy equipment operator.
While at Tioge and West Hill Mines, he served as President of the Steelworkers Local and also their Credit Union.
He's been a member of Zion Evangelical Church since 1953, charter member of Sons of Norway, life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1720, and Military Order of Cooties #44, Grand Rapids.
He served as Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander in Grand Rapids in 1983-1984. Also a member of American Legion Post #60, Grand Rapids.
He is survived by his wife, Lenore; two daughters, Linda Foss-Enninful, Minneapolis, and Barbara Rutledge, Rochester; two sons, Curtis, Minneapolis, and Craig, Grand Rapids; two sisters, Florence Ristad, and Helga Gillier, both of Hallock; one brother, Victor Foss, Delmar, NY; and four grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents, George and Inga Foss, Hallock and two brothers Ellsworth, Park Rapids, and Floyd, Eulaula, OK.
Funeral services were held Dec 21, at Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids with Rev. Gerald C. Eisele officiating.
The family prefers memorials to American Cancer Society, American Lung Assoc., Zion Lutheran Church, or Hospice.