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Richard Foreman

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Richard K. Foreman, 82, of Schaller, formally of Galva passed away on Wednesday, September 19, at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.

Richard Kendall Foreman was born in Allerton, on September 22, 1929. He was the youngest of seven children born to Harrison C. and Myrtle Edna (Kendall) Foreman. He lived in several different towns during his early life because his father worked for the Rock Island Railroad. Richard's mother passed away when he was 18 months old, so he was cared for by his sisters. Richard attended high school in Seymour. Upon graduation, he entered the US Army Air Force at the age of 17 and trained at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio, Texas. Staff Sgt. Richard K. Foreman received his honorable discharge on January 25, 1950 while being stationed at the Frances E. Warren Air Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. After his discharge from the Air Force, he moved to Schaller, to work for his brother at Foreman Plumbing and Heating.

On November 18, 1951, Richard and LaBelle (Werner) were married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. After their marriage, they lived in an apartment in Schaller. Upon the sale of Foreman Plumbing and Heating, they moved to LaBelle's parents' farm southwest of Early and began farming. While living there they were blessed with two children, Rick and Sandra. The family moved to Torrance, Calif. for a short time. Returning in 1955 to farm south of Schaller, where they were blessed with two more children, Anne and Steven. They then purchased LaBelle's former family farm south of Galva where they resided for 36 years until they moved to their current home in Schaller. After 3 years battling cancer, Richard peacefully passed away surrounded by his family and friends at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.

Richard was an avid reader. He enjoyed music, and played the organ and harmonica as a pastime.He looked forward to going dancing, at least once a week, with friends, Virg and Jean. His kids and grandkids were his delight. Watching them grow in their own special ways. Richard enjoyed woodworking and making "things" for the family. He and his friend, Harold, spent many times discussing and being disgusted with what they were working on. While driving to and from cities, buying tools and supplies, they'd grab a burger at McDonald's and ALWAYS look for the Sr. discount. Over the 60 years together, Richard and LaBelle took several trips with friends, Beryl and Romona. Always, there were "unusual" happenings that occurred making "forever" memories. Not funny at the time, but hilarious later. Losing his granddaughter, Courtney, was a devastating time. "Never forgotten, Always in our minds." Now He is rejoicing with her, his family and friends, in their heavenly home, forever.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters and brothers in law, Marie (Forest) Backous, Fanwa (Frank) McIntosh, Nina (Lloyd) Smith, Marjorie (Ralph Rothacker and Steve) Lanczos, Neta (Gordon Smith and Hal) Perry; brother, H. Dean Foreman (Adrienne); nephew, Gary Smith; niece, Judi Herron; Granddaughter, Courtney Rae Foreman; his in-law's, Walter and Elsie Marie Werner, LaRue (Carl) Niemeier and Art) Less, Walter "Eugene" Werner; and his beloved four legged friend, "George" Foreman.

He is survived by his wife, LaBelle of Schaller; children, Rick (Marvie) Foreman of Cedar Rapids, Sandra (Mike) Bollard of Pocahontas, Anne (Jerry) Andresen of Holstein, and Steven (Michelle) Foreman of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Saul (Whitney Cates) Foreman of Cedar Rapids, Aaron (Emily) Foreman of Denver, Colo., Lindsay (special friend, Erik Campbell) Bollard of Creston, Nicholas Bollard of Madeline Island, Wis., Emily Bollard of Pocahontas, Erica (Nathan) Wagner of Holstein, Evan (Julie) Andresen of Cushing, Julia "Skye" Foreman of Austin, Texas; great-grandsons, Aiden Cates and Sebastian Foreman and Gunnar and Sutton Wagner; brother, Jack (Carolyn) Foreman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister-in-law, Wilma Werner of Early; many nieces and nephews; and grand-dogs, Scruffy, Earl, Duncan, Lady, Jules, Libby, Jade, Josie and Harper.Richard K. Foreman, 82, of Schaller, formally of Galva passed away on Wednesday, September 19, at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.

Richard Kendall Foreman was born in Allerton, on September 22, 1929. He was the youngest of seven children born to Harrison C. and Myrtle Edna (Kendall) Foreman. He lived in several different towns during his early life because his father worked for the Rock Island Railroad. Richard's mother passed away when he was 18 months old, so he was cared for by his sisters. Richard attended high school in Seymour. Upon graduation, he entered the US Army Air Force at the age of 17 and trained at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio, Texas. Staff Sgt. Richard K. Foreman received his honorable discharge on January 25, 1950 while being stationed at the Frances E. Warren Air Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. After his discharge from the Air Force, he moved to Schaller, to work for his brother at Foreman Plumbing and Heating.

On November 18, 1951, Richard and LaBelle (Werner) were married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. After their marriage, they lived in an apartment in Schaller. Upon the sale of Foreman Plumbing and Heating, they moved to LaBelle's parents' farm southwest of Early and began farming. While living there they were blessed with two children, Rick and Sandra. The family moved to Torrance, Calif. for a short time. Returning in 1955 to farm south of Schaller, where they were blessed with two more children, Anne and Steven. They then purchased LaBelle's former family farm south of Galva where they resided for 36 years until they moved to their current home in Schaller. After 3 years battling cancer, Richard peacefully passed away surrounded by his family and friends at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.

Richard was an avid reader. He enjoyed music, and played the organ and harmonica as a pastime.He looked forward to going dancing, at least once a week, with friends, Virg and Jean. His kids and grandkids were his delight. Watching them grow in their own special ways. Richard enjoyed woodworking and making "things" for the family. He and his friend, Harold, spent many times discussing and being disgusted with what they were working on. While driving to and from cities, buying tools and supplies, they'd grab a burger at McDonald's and ALWAYS look for the Sr. discount. Over the 60 years together, Richard and LaBelle took several trips with friends, Beryl and Romona. Always, there were "unusual" happenings that occurred making "forever" memories. Not funny at the time, but hilarious later. Losing his granddaughter, Courtney, was a devastating time. "Never forgotten, Always in our minds." Now He is rejoicing with her, his family and friends, in their heavenly home, forever.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters and brothers in law, Marie (Forest) Backous, Fanwa (Frank) McIntosh, Nina (Lloyd) Smith, Marjorie (Ralph Rothacker and Steve) Lanczos, Neta (Gordon Smith and Hal) Perry; brother, H. Dean Foreman (Adrienne); nephew, Gary Smith; niece, Judi Herron; Granddaughter, Courtney Rae Foreman; his in-law's, Walter and Elsie Marie Werner, LaRue (Carl) Niemeier and Art) Less, Walter "Eugene" Werner; and his beloved four legged friend, "George" Foreman.

He is survived by his wife, LaBelle of Schaller; children, Rick (Marvie) Foreman of Cedar Rapids, Sandra (Mike) Bollard of Pocahontas, Anne (Jerry) Andresen of Holstein, and Steven (Michelle) Foreman of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Saul (Whitney Cates) Foreman of Cedar Rapids, Aaron (Emily) Foreman of Denver, Colo., Lindsay (special friend, Erik Campbell) Bollard of Creston, Nicholas Bollard of Madeline Island, Wis., Emily Bollard of Pocahontas, Erica (Nathan) Wagner of Holstein, Evan (Julie) Andresen of Cushing, Julia "Skye" Foreman of Austin, Texas; great-grandsons, Aiden Cates and Sebastian Foreman and Gunnar and Sutton Wagner; brother, Jack (Carolyn) Foreman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister-in-law, Wilma Werner of Early; many nieces and nephews; and grand-dogs, Scruffy, Earl, Duncan, Lady, Jules, Libby, Jade, Josie and Harper.