John A. Foos Sr.(1929 - 2013)

Foos Sr., John A.

John A. Foos Sr., age 84 of 12319 Hill Top Road, Reedsville, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his residence.

John was born on May 3, 1929 in Calendonia, OH son of the late Perry and Leah (Neff) Foos. He grew up in Calendonia and attended schools there. John served in the Merchant Marines from 1946 to 1948. In 1948 he became a member of the United States Navy, completing his career in 1968. In 1979 he moved to Manitowoc County. For the past 30 years John enjoyed vegetable gardening. He sold his vegetables at the Farmer's Market and gave away vegetables to who ever needed them. He was very proud of his military career. John was a member of Rockwood Ev. Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his five children: John A. Foos Jr., Chicago, IL; Deborah (Rich) Geib, Antioch, IL; Terry Jean Phipps, Manitowoc; Dawn Marie (Eric) Foos-Schulenburg, Libertyville, IL; Jeffrey W. Foos, Oshkosh; nine grandchildren: Ryan W. (Elaina) Phipps; John W. (Beth) Geib; Ashley N. Phipps; Matthew D. Phipps; Richard M. Geib; Johnathon Paul Hagen; Hannah M. Geib; Ariane Carlie Hagen and Gracie R. Schulenburg; two great-grandchildren: Kaydence C. Phipps-Zellner and Kaveryn P. Phipps-Zellner, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents: Perry and Leah Foos and one sister and brother-in-law: Willojean (Edward) Claytor.

A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Rockwood Ev. Lutheran Church. The Rev. Carl Klein will officiate with burial and full Military Honors of his cremated remains at Southern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 5:00 p.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Kellnersville is serving the Foos family. Online condolences may be expressed at


Funeral Home

Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home
1124 Main Street Kellnersville, WI 54215

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25, 2013