fornia as the Executive Secretary to the Dean of College -Letters, Arts, and Sciences. They have 2 children: Angela Marie graduated from USC. She is a Stock Analyst at PCW Trust Co. of West USC. Robert Anthony graduated from U SC. He is an accountant for Coopers and Lybrand in L.A. Donald Alan married Barbara Alice Hare on 20 Feb 1960. Don is retired from Trans-Telecommunications Corp. in Marina Del Rey, CA as an international controller. Barbara started her own business making collectible teddy bears under the name of “Barbara’s Bears.” She supplies specialty stores nationwide and has been included in the collectible teddy bear shows at Disneyland and Disney World. Don and Barbara live in Montrose, CO. They have 3 children: Virginia Lynn “Ginger", Bonnie Jean, and Michael Dean. Virginia Lynn  married Michael Devalue on 26 Nov 1994. A graduate of Calif. Polytechnic at Pamona, Virginia teaches fifth grade in Palmdale, CA. Virginia and Michael live in Santa Claita, CA. Bonnie Jean married Curt Eggan on 25 Jun 1983. After attending Pasadena City College she opened her own business, “Homespun Delights,” making craft items for local shows and various stores in southern CA. Bonnie and Curt have one son, Jake Michael. They live in Alta Loma, CA. Michael Dean graduated from Calif. Polytechnic at Pomora in marketing. He is the Lumber Sales Manager for Georgia Pacific and lives in Woodland Hills, CA.

Mabel Luetta was born 7 Oct 1898 and died 25 Feb 1914.

Henry died 18 Mar 1947 and is buried in the Sarasota, IA cemetery along with his wife and daughter, Mabel. Henry was a butter maker.

Foss, John and Anna (O’Grady)

(Charlotte Wilkins Lee)

John Timan Foss was born 9 Mar 1878 in Glenwood Twp. His name means tenth man. He was the tenth child of John and Siri Foss. He first married Anna O'Grady and had 2 children: Lillian and Leo. Lillian graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in Wl. She married Stan Sedgwick. Leo died quite young from pneumonia. Lillian died and is buried in Helena, MT

Then on 30 Jun 1926 John married Mildred Johnson (18 Jul 1904-26 Mar 1990). They had one child, Marian Florence. Mildred worked in a restaurant.

Marian married Delbert F. Moore. He works for Northwest Airlines as a Janitorial Supervisor. She worked for the St. Paul Athletic Club for over 40 years, first as a bookkeeper, and then at the front desk. Their daughter, Carolyn Marie, married William Paul Amborn . They have 3 children: Kristin Kaye, Eric Paul , and Ashley Marie. Carolyn graduated from Pillsbury College, Owatonna, MN and Concordia College, St. Paul. She is teaching in the Fourth Baptist Christian Elementary School in Minneapolis. William is a post office worker. He served in the U.S. Marines.

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Marion and Delbert Moore

John Timan had lived and worked on the Foss family farm in Glenwood until Arne took over. He moved to Monona and worked in the creamery. John moved to St. Paul where he worked for the St. Paul Co. until he became ill. He died 11 Oct 1955 and Mildred died 26 Mar 1990. They are buried in Union Cemetery in St. Paul, MN.

Foss, John and Siri (Arnesdtr)

(Charlotte Wilkins Lee)

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The Foss homestead

In 1873 John Haaversen Fosse brought his wife and 8 children to America. John’s sister, Christie had come to America earlier and sent money for John and his family to come. John had lost all his money when he signed his name for a fishing vessel that went down in a bad storm near Norway. John's name was Thordahl but when he

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