Harold G. Foss, 90, of Oakes, ND, passed away Jan. 2, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Oakes.
Harold G. Foss, 90, of Oakes, ND, passed away Jan. 2, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Oakes. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Oakes. Burial will be at Oakes View Cemetery, Veteran Section in the spring. Harold Gayland, son of Edwin and Minnie Foss was born Sept. 12, 1928, at Devils Lake, ND, and was part of a farming family of seven boys and two girls. They farmed west of Devils Lake along the highway between Devils Lake and Minnewauken, ND. After high school, Harold served in the U.S. Army and spent time in Korea during the Korean Conflict. After his honorable discharge, he returned home and found Kurene A. Hoyt. They were married on Dec. 31, 1954, in McHenry, ND. In 1956, Harold & Kurene moved to Oakes, where they called home and raised their family of three boys and one girl. Harold was employed with Thompson Lumber Yard until 1961 when he went to work as a carpenter for Cotten Construction. After many years as a carpenter, he then went to work with the Bureau of Reclamation in Oakes before returning to work as an independent carpenter until his retirement. Harold was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Oakes Fire Department. Harold enjoyed the activities of fishing, hunting and camping. He is survived by; his wife of 64 years, Kurene; four children, Mark (Jill) Foss, Valley City, ND, David Foss, Chesapeake, VA, Ronnie (Ramona) Foss, Idaho Falls, ID and Dee Ann (Harry) Whitley, Chesapeake; two brothers, Edwin (Elsie) Foss, Fargo, ND, and Richard (Rita) Foss, Devils Lake; one sister, Carolyn (Bernie) Bryl, Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren, Tara (Jeremy) Steiner, Oakes, ND, Justin (Brooke) Foss, Phoenix, OR, Derek Foss, Oakes, Rocky (Tami) Foss, Oakes, Nicki (Phillip) Williams, Chesapeake, Kristen Whitley, Elkins, WV, John Zimmerman-Gibson, Virginia Beach, VA, Carl Zimmerman, Omaha, NE, Ryan Foss, Idaho Falls and Ashlee Foss, Idaho Falls; and 12 great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by; his parents; a daughter-in-law, Connie Foss; and a grandson. Memories may be shared and viewed by visiting www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com.