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FOLTZ, Keith "Chico" Crosby --- 1925-2011

THOMPSON, FOLTZ, SMITH, PALMER, WHALEN

Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 10/23/2011 at 18:26:06

Keith Foltz

Keith “Chico” Foltz, age 86, of Burr Oak died Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Funeral Services were held Thursday, August 4 at Burr Oak Lutheran Church, Burr Oak, with Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Interment was at Hesper Public Cemetery, Hesper.
Keith Crosby “Chico” Foltz was born June 16, 1925, the son of Ernest “Ern” and Elizabeth “Babe” (Thompson) Foltz, on his grandparents’ farm near Hesper. Keith attended country school near Hesper, Decorah Community Schools and graduated from Canton High School in Canton, MN, in 1943. He then farmed with this father.
Keith married Rosella “Rosie” Smith October 15, 1948 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They were blessed with four children, Darlene, Robert, Diane and Della. Together they farmed in Hesper Township, raising Purebred Spotted Poland China hogs, until they moved into Burr Oak in 1970. Chico enjoyed showing his hogs at county and state fairs and at the barrow show in Austin, MN. Chico also worked for Northeast Iowa Sales Commission in Waukon, where he spotted and bought cattle for them for 40 years. He always enjoyed being at the Sale Barn, where he could visit with people.
Chico enjoyed his cats, playing cards and attending horse pulls. Above all, Chico loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and especially loved to take them to the candy store for a special treat. He was a 65-year member of the I.O.O.F. Winneshiek Lodge #58.
Keith is survived by his two daughters, Diane (Harlan) Palmer of Decorah and Della (Kevin) Whalen of Decorah; one son, Robert Foltz of Decorah; five grandchildren, Melissa (Will) Manhart, Michelle and David (friend, Anna) Palmer, Richard (friend, Sara) Hollenbeck and Rusty (Gina) Whalen; four great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Kaesen, and Kyler Manhart and Aiden Whalen; along with several nieces and nephews.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest “Ern” and Elizabeth “Babe” (Thompson) Foltz; his wife, Rosella Foltz, March 26, 2006; his daughter, Darlene Foltz, August 1, 2008; and one brother, Curtis (Anastasia) Foltz, in 1983.
Honorary casketbearers were Chico’s friends and co-workers at the Sale Barn. Casketbearers were David Palmer, Melissa Palmer, Rusty Whalen, Michelle Palmer, Richard Hollenbeck and Will Manhart.
Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah.

The Waukon Standard, August 10, 2011

Hesper Public Cemetery, Hesper Iowa
 

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