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Lewis Russell Foss, age 77, of rural Belding, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at his home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The son of Russell & Lavina (Braford) Foss, he was born on April 17, 1938 in Belding and was a veteran of the U.S Air Force.

A master craftsman, he worked for over 62 years in the construction trade and owned Lewis Foss Builders.  He also had a life long love for antique cars and trucks and spent many hours restoring vintage automobiles.  Lewis delighted in exhibiting his vehicles at car shows throughout the area and visiting with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  a sister, Irene Slosser;  and his special lady friend and companion, JoAnne Mercer.  Surviving are a daughter, Sheryl Bunce & Carl Durkin of Fenwick;  a son, Rick & Miranda Foss of Palo;  a brother, Raymond & Ruth Foss of Alabama;  ten grandchildren;  seven great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services are at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding, with the Rev. Kenneth Harger, retired pastor of Shiloh Community Church, officiating.  Family and friends that wish to join Lewis in one last vintage car and truck cruise will gather at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday and then process to the cemetery.

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  1. Al&bev Huffman on September 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sorry to find this out so late. Haven’t be at many shows this year . but always enjoyed talking to lewie.I enjoyed competing against him for the truck trophy. May he have best looking truck on his cloud. It won’t be the same. Bless the family.


  2. linda newman BHS 1956 on October 5, 2015 at 12:00 am

    My condolances to Lewis’s family and close friends. I have warm memories of him in high school.

  3. Sue Oxley on December 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I just heard about Louie’s passing from Ralph Haney USMA. So sorry to hear. Sure did miss him and his truck at the car show. He was always so much fun to be around. My sympathy to his family.

  4. Elizabeth Pedersen Czinder on February 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I wish to express my condolences to your family on the death of cousin Lewis. Your great grandmother Hanna Pedersen Foss was my great grand Aunt. I was updating my Pedersen/Petersen Family Tree when I came across his obituary. I don’t know why but I’m always so surprised when one of my generation dies. Some of the Slosser’s were at the family reunion last summer but didn’t mention that Lewis was ill. Again my sympathy to all of you. I will let the family know. Betsy Pedersen Czinder

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