A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 26, at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Louis Foote, 70, of St. Cloud, who died Friday, June 21. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
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He was born to the late Ivan and Katherine Deisch Foote, Nov. 10, 1942, in Little Falls, Minnesota. Louis graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1961. He was Valedictorian of his high school class as well as a decorated Eagle Scout. He received a BS and MS in Music Education from Saint Cloud State University. He married Barbara Peterson, and they lived together in St. Cloud.
Louis was a high school music teacher until he retired in 1995 and was passionate about arts education. After retiring he began operating a bed-and-breakfast at his home, a Victorian house on the National Register of Historic Places. Louis was a collector of over four hundred telephones and had a working switchboard in his home. He also had an extensive collection of antiques.
Louis was an avid traveler having circled the globe twice and visited all U.S. states and Canadian Provinces. In addition to many trips abroad with his family, Louis was recognized for having ridden all of the U.S. Amtrak train routes.
Louis is survived by his wife Barbara Foote and two children: Jennifer Foote-Thomas of St. Paul and Christopher (Jaimie) Foote of Huntington Beach, CA. He also is survived by two grandchildren, Lola and Jack.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are preferred.
Published in the St. Cloud Times from June 23 to June 27, 2013