Timothy (Tim) Allen Foss of Ogilvie (formerly of Milaca, St. Paul and Coon Rapids) died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at home in the arms of his wife with his dogs and cat by his side. He was 61 years old.
He had a chronic pain disability for many years and was recently diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare brain disorder. While waiting for doctor appointments and tests he became short of breath, was taken to the emergency department and was found to have lung cancer and died five days later.
He was born Oct. 10, 1960, to Mary Jane (Lewis) Foss and Donald Howard Foss in Minneapolis. He grew up in Coon Rapids the oldest of four boys.
He graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1978 where he played football, baseball, hockey and golf. He attended Anoka Technical College to become a chef where he also worked in the school restaurant. He spent a time in the Navy but it was found he had a bad back while still in boot camp.
He worked in all aspects of the construction industry, residential and commercial doing everything from footings to finishing, concrete, drywall, insulating, roofing, siding, windows and doors, chain link fencing, decks, remodeling and repairs. He especially enjoyed woodworking; he liked to create and build cabinets, bird houses and feeders, shelving, work benches and toys for the grandkids.
He met Kim in August of 1991, and they were united in marriage on June 30, 2001.
He loved the outdoors and always wanted to live on a farm. The couple met in Blaine and moved to a farm in Dalbo. After a year they moved to Foreston for two years, then to Milaca where they had a farm and raised horses, beef cows, goats, hundreds of chickens, ducks and turkeys. They then moved to another place in Milaca, then to Ogilvie.
He played softball on a men’s league and coached 4-H softball. He had a passion for deer hunting, never missed an opener. He loved to fish, summer or winter. He enjoyed gardening, always had a big pumpkin patch along with all the other veggies and flowers. He was also a professional parade goer, and he and his wife traveled to county fairs all over the state. He was always up for an adventure or a road trip.
He was the best grandpa ever. He loved playing with his grandkids and teaching them so many things about hunting, fishing and woodworking or just banging on pots and pans with a wooden spoon, making silly faces or noises, raking leaves into giant pumpkin bags and pulling the kids on a sled behind his four-wheeler.
He had an innate ability to make people laugh without even trying. He will be missed so very much by so many people who knew him, family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and associates.
He was preceded in death by his mother; nephew Tony (TJ) Foss, Jr.; and his brother-in-law, Curtis Lueck.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Lueck-Foss; stepsons, Maxwell Neubauer of St. Paul, James Neubauer (Melanie Freilinger) of Foley and Phillip Neubauer of Sartell; grandchildren, Kail, Kaya, Kaden, Jasmyn, Blake and Taylor Neubauer, Jacob, Cortney and Bella June Freilinger; father, Don (Kay) Foss of Chanhassen; inlaws, Judie and Ron Randall of Winterhaven, Florida; brothers, Tom Foss of Duluth, Tony (Diana Schmidt) Foss of Rogers, Todd (Joanie) Foss of Prior Lake; niece, Brittney Foss; nephews, Tommy, Logan and Nickolas Foss.
A gathering of family and friends with food, fishing, swimming and socializing is being planned for 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 33236 Xenon Drive, NW, Princeton. There will be a service at 7:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Judy Petrouski and stories will be shared about Tim, followed by a bonfire salute to the fire king. Arrangements by Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.