Margaret H. Foss
April 16, 1929 - January 20, 2011
Margaret Helen Foss, 81, of Kendallville died Thursday, January 20, 2011, in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.
Mrs. Foss had resided in Kendallville for 13 years, coming from Bluffton. She retired after 25 years at the Caylor-Nickle Clinic in Bluffton. She had previously worked at the Wells Community Hospital in Bluffton for ten years.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. She enjoyed visiting the Senior Center, volunteering, camping, cooking, reading, and spending time with family.
She was born April 16, 1929, in Stratford, Wisconsin, to William and Mamie (Hopfensperger) Stuhr. On November 6, 1947, in Stratford, Wisconsin, she married Victor Foss, Sr.
Surviving are three sons, Roger Foss of Kendallville, Ronald Foss of Montpelier, and Victor Foss, Jr. and his fiancÚ, Amy Elkin of Kendallville; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Eleanor Bintzler of Paradise, California, Mildred Ermis of Saukville, Wisconsin, and Leona and Herbert Wachholz of Spencer, Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mamie Stuhr; her husband, Victor Foss, Sr. in 1979; a son, Randall Foss; one sister; and two brothers.
Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville, with Father James Stoyle officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton at 3:30 p.m.
Casketbearers will be Denny Foss, Cory Foss, Shawn Foss, Shane Foss, Clayton Foss, Justin Foss, and Skylar Elkin.
Calling is Monday, January 24, 2011, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville where a prayer vigil will be held at 4:00 p.m.
View a video tribute after Monday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
Love and miss you Grandma
Love And Miss Ya Grandma.
I have so many fond memories of times when my family and my Aunt Margaret's family would visit each other. It's hard to believe that so many years have gone by and now Aunt Margaret has passed away. Eleanor, one of Margaret's sisters and my own mother, is terribly saddened at the loss of her dear sister - Eleanor loved Margaret very much. Fortunately, about a week before Margaret passed, the hospital allowed Eleanor to speak on the phone to Margaret for just a few words. That call was so special, probably to both of them. Blessings and prayers to Aunt Margaret. My prayers and condolences to you, Roger, and to Ronnie and Victor Jr.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. This poem helped me when Mom passed away. I hope it brings comfort to you. God saw that you were getting tired And the cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you And whispered, "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched you suffer And saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Busy hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best Hugs and Love from South Dakota
We are deeply sorrow to hear of the loss of your Mother, Marge. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Always Sandy Michur (Daughter of Loretta)
Our condolescenses and thoughts go out to your families. The Foss families in Wisconsin are thinking of you.
I remember the day I met Margaret. The day she came to live at Lutheran Life Villages. I've become very fond of her. I dubbed her my "Magpie" It has been a true honor and priviledge to help care for her. Even when she wasn't feeling well she always had a smile for me. She has blessed so very many people in this lifetime. Now it's time to reap her rewards. I know she is dancing in heaven. No more tears and no more pain. I thank God for placing her in my life for the period of time that He did. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends at this most difficult time. God bless each and every one of you.