Harold LeRoy Foos
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Harold LeRoy Foos
  • June 26, 1929 - May 16, 2017
  • Greeley, Colorado

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Harold LeRoy Foos, 87, of Greeley, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born on June 26, 1929 in Fort Morgan, Colorado to David and Amelia Foos.

In Harold's younger years, he attended Cameron Elementary and Meeker Junior High before graduating from Greeley High School in 1948. During high school, he served in the Colorado National Guard from 1947-1948 and was honored to achieve Eagle Scout. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1950 with the 101st Airborne as a radio operator and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves from 1953-1956, and the Colorado Air National Guard until June of 1984. He was a Lifetime member of the VFW Adamson-Warmuth Post No. 6624, Evans.

He married Virginia in September 1969 in Otis, Kansas. They were married for 47 years. While living in Kansas, he worked as a truck driver, was employed at Red Tiger Drilling, and worked at Kansas Refined Helium. He returned to Colorado in 1974 to work for Eastman Kodak in Windsor where he retired in 1991.

Harold was a hardworking man who took great pride in his family and in serving his country. Over the years Harold enjoyed Dutch Hop, Polka, and country music and was a great dancer. He also enjoyed working with his hands doing woodworking and building models. He was an avid coin collector, enjoyed camping, and loved his Denver Broncos. He appreciated his many benefits from the VA and good doctors.

Harold is survived by his wife, Virginia; son John (Debra) Foos; daughters, Jodie (Gordon) Mountford, Vicki Harkreader, Rhonda (Marc) Shoff, Rita Gilbert, sister, Edna Ruth May; sisters-in-laws, Marjorie (Robert) Ludwig, Patricia Radke, Bernice (Ronald) Capps, and Mary Ann (Alan) Thornburg; brothers-in-law, LeRoy (Connie) Debes and Joe (Renita) Debes; ten grandchildren, Jessica, Nikki, Ashley, Courtney, Christopher, Jaime, Tara, Joseph, Jeffrey and Brandi; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Dorothy Ley; and in-laws, Richard May, Joan and Larry Vink, and Bill Radke.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, May 22 with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. both at Stoddard Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America or the Wounded Warrior Project both in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.