WALES — Gerald “Jerry” Foss, 89, a resident of Wales, passed away Monday, Aug. 6. He was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Lewiston, the son of Clarence Foss and Lucy (Greenwood) Foss.

Jerry was educated in the Auburn schools and graduated from Edward Little High School, Class of 1949. On Aug. 26, 1949, in Auburn, he married Illene Small of Minot. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army from June 1952 to May 1954, being stationed in Germany. He was employed by Whiteholm Dairy and his grandfather’s farm in Wales. In 1957 he purchased his grandfather’s farm and became a self-employed dairy farmer, and then he worked for Ferris Industries as a company representative for the northeast district.

Jerry was a 50-year member of the Webster Masonic Lodge 164, A.F. & A.M., in Wales, a past master of Stevens Mills Grange, Cub Scout Master and former school board member for the town of Wales. Jerry enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and traveling, but most of all he loved his family and farming.

He is survived by his wife, Illene Foss, of Wales; three sons: Gary Foss and his wife, Pat, Kenneth Foss and his wife, Cheryl and Stephen Foss and his wife, Wanda, all of Wales; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Bertha Daley.

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