Francis F. Fouks, age 95 of Clear Lake, WI, formerly of Forest Township, WI died on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery, WI where he had been a resident for the past couple months.
Francis Ferdinand Fouks was born on August 16, 1925 on the family farm in Forest Township, the son of Stanley W. & A. Sabena (Knoll) Fouks. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Forest, went to Country School there and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1942. Francis farmed in Forest Township nearly all of his life. On June 10, 1950, he was married to Yvonne Lee Prodger at St. John’s Lutheran Church and together they raised 8 children, Lorelei, Craig, Wendi, Ritchie, Brian, Jeff, Shelley and Brent. When he wasn’t farming, Francis shared his Christian faith through witnessing and working with the Gideon’s to distribute bibles throughout the area. He was also a life long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Forest. In his spare time, Francis enjoyed ice fishing and during his retirement was known for raising beautiful flower gardens that made his yard and farm look like a park. He and Yvonne moved to the Ridgeview apartments in the village of Clear Lake where they have made their home since 2018.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Shelley Fouks; his parents Stanley & A. Sabena Fouks;
brothers, Herb & (Sharon) Fouks & Stanley (Lila) Fouks; sister Florence (Gene) Jurisch; & brother in law, Al Broberg.
Yvonne Fouks - Clear Lake, WI
Sons & Daughters
Lorelei (David) Swanepoel - Forest Township, WI
Craig (Linnea) Fouks - Forest Township, WI
Wendi (Thomas) Krueger - Deer Park, WI
Ritchie (Mary) Fouks - Deer Park, WI
Brian (Sharon) Fouks - Deer Park, WI
Jeff Fouks - Kimball, MN
Brent Fouks - Clear Lake, WI
29 Great Grandchildren
Mildred Broberg - Glenwood City, WI
Relatives, Family & Friends
Funeral Services on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Forest, WI
Visitation on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 3 - 7 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church and an hour before the service on Wednesday.
Clergy - Pastor John Wilman
Casket Bearers - Greg Fouks, Jason Fouks, Jordan Fouks, Trent Fouks, Andrew Krueger, Chad Swanepoel
& Keith Swanepol
Interment at St. John’s Cemetery - Forest Township, WI
Scheuermann - Hammer Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Clear Lake, WI
In Lieu of Flowers, the family of Francis Fouks would prefer memorials to the Gideon's International or the International Lutheran Layman's League.
The family also asks that those coming to the visitation or service observe precautions to prevent Covid 19 by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer and social distancing.
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