Ronald Grant Foss was born in Thief River Falls, MN to Gordon and Thelma (Ostlund) Foss, on October 21, 1947. He was raised in Grygla, MN on Moose River and attended school in Grygla before graduating from Goodridge High School. Ron then joined the Army Reserves before continuing his education at the Vocational School in Thief River Falls, MN for Electronics. He married Joyce Peterson in September of 1968 and the couple moved to International Falls, MN in 1969 where Ron began working for Contel Telephone Co. He went to work as a construction electrician and also did some logging when work slowed a bit. After passing his Masters Electrician exam, he started Foss Electric in 1985, he retired in 2009.
Ron had many hobbies which included softball, golf, curling, fishing, hunting. He also enjoyed giving crop tours to his family and friends. He was the number one sports fan for all of his grandchildren. Ron loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Ron resided in Baudette; he shared his time between Baudette and Waskish, MN with the love of his life Joyce at their cabin. He was always willing and ready to take someone fishing.
Throughout his years Ron was many things husband, father, grandfather and great educator of all in his family. He was a member of IBEW local 294, VFW, American Legion and was for a time, a board member with North Star Electric.
Ron is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Scot (Rayanne) Foss of Eden Prairie, MN, Leesa (Tony) Palm of International Falls, MN, Gwen (Rick) Oster of Bemidji, MN, Grant (Alli) of Carson City, NV; grandchildren, Jacob Foss, Veronica Foss, Clara Palm, Simon Palm, Sara Oster, Thomas Oster, Elizabeth Oster, Kaleb Ruelle, Arrianna Holwell; siblings, Marvin, Richard, David, Debbie Dahl, Tim, Steven, Gary, Kathy as well as numerous other family members.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents; parents, Gordon and Thelma Foss; and brother, Mark.
A Memorial Service for Ronald G. Foss of Baudette, MN will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:00PM at Wabanica Lutheran Church in Baudette, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Private interment will be held at a later date.
Ronald passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the LakeWood Medical Center in Baudette, MN at the age of 67