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Charles Foley Obituary

Foley, Charles Frederick (Chuck) 82, born in Lafayette, IN, on September 6, 1930, passed away on July 1, 2013 in St. Louis Park. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hopkins at 11:00 am Wednesday, July 10th, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, a reception immediately following Mass, and burial at St. Margaret's Cemetery in Hopkins. Chuck will be laid to rest next to his lovely wife, Kathleen A. Foley nee Maley, who preceded him in death, as did his father, Frederick C. Foley, his mother, Cathleen M. Foley, his sisters, Mary Biafora (Louis), Suzanne Howard and Elizabeth. He is survived by his sisters Veronica Lewis (John) and Carolyn Walker, and his brothers Mike (Rosie), Bernard (Sharon) and his children, Chuck (Andrea), Mary Kay, Mark (Barb), Kevin (Mary), Kerin Logstrom (Denny), Brian (Teresa), Katie (Mike), Pat (Gina), Mike (Terrie), as well as 16 beautiful grandchildren, 4 wonderful great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Chuck served in the Michigan Air National Guard from December 1950 to June 1953. Known as, "Mr. Twister", Chuck is the holder of 97 U.S. Patents including the party game Twister that he co-invented with his good friend Neil Rabens in 1966. His passion for creating things was only challenged by his love for the outdoors. Hunting in the northern woods and fishing on any available body of water put a sparkle in his eye and a skip in his step. With his many successes and hobbies, Chuck always maintained it was his family that brought him the most joy and sense of pride. He will be remembered as a father who did all he could to protect and love his precious family. Dad, "Up to the sky and down again!" Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.
Published online on 7/7/2013 courtesy of Star Tribune.