James A. Foth

James A. Foth, age 87, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, W18205 College Ave. in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Rev. Amy Perron will officiate. Interment will be at the Forest Home Cemetery in Wittenberg. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church.

James was born May 9, 1931, in Wittenberg to Albert and Caroline (Rosenthal) Foth.

He married Adeline Dickman on May 23, 1953, where they were blessed with two sons. They later divorced in 1984. James then married Rita Lecy in 1988 and later divorced in 2007.

James was a potato farmer all of his life and owned two different bars in Friendship & Big Flats, WI until he retired. James loved country music, waterskiing, fishing, and spending time with his family & friends, especially his cousin & best friend, Lyle Foth.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Foth, Caroline Warnecke, step-father, Fred Warnecke, sister, Delores Ryser, brothers-in-law, Vincent McSorley, Werner Ryser & Dan Nemetz, and 2nd wife, Rita Lecy-Foth.

Survivors include, one sister, Jeannette Nemetz of Wittenberg; two sons, Daniel Foth Sr. of Antigo, WI and Thomas (Cindy) Foth of Adams, WI; four grandchildren, Daniel (Tammy) Foth Jr. of Friendship; Jamie (Nathan Nowak) Foth of Berlin, WI; Nicholas (Heather Schilling) Foth of Grand Marsh, WI; Kari (Matt) Nedbal of Montello, WI and eight great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his two beloved dogs, Lacy & Tia who never left his side.

The family would like to thank Gunderson-Moundview Hospital, Heartland Hospice Care, and all who came to the home to care for James and for their support.

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  2. LYLE and Joan Foth says:

    Many good times when we were young. white bass fishing water skiing. just hanging out together. He and Adeline introduced me to my wife of 61 years. Thanks, Jim Always remembered.

  3. Joyce Miller says:

    My sympathy and prayers to the family🙏

  4. Ross and Donna Miller says:

    So many good memories of Jim, he was a great person and a joy to be around. He has left behind a great legacy in family and friends made through the years. We extend our prayers and sincere sympathy to his family in this time of mourning and celebration of his life lived.

  5. Don and Karen Rathke says:

    Deepest Sympathy to Jim’s Family…..

  6. Joy Beane says:

    Sorry about your dad and Grandpa

  7. Willa Pribel says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know that words can never completely heal the hurt, but I found a quote by Richard Puz that helped me. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Hold on to the good memories, and let their light guide you when the path is dark. Sending love & light.

  8. Barb (Seaman) McCue says:

    To the Foth Family so very sorry for loss of you father. May god comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  9. Lori and Roger Hall Jr. says:

    Tom and families so sorry for your loss, your pa was one of a kind.

  10. Reage Buchanan says:

    To the Foth family, my condolences for your loss.

  11. Renne and Joe Pinson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers offered up for your families.

  12. Jo Ann hiller says:

    So sorry to shawna and dawna and families… Jim and rita are together again.

  13. Bob and Brenda hardy says:

    So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you all

  14. Virginia King says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  15. Bill and Debby Richards says:

    We have many fond memories of Jim. We always had a great time when we went to Jim & Rita’s bar to hear good Country Music.
    Thoughts and prayers to his family at this difficult time. We will always remember his hospitality, and friendship.

  16. Roma & Ron York says:

    Condolences to his family.

  17. Sharlene Daniels says:

    My sympathies are with your Family.

  18. Rhonda J York says:

    Condolences to Jim’s family and friends.

  19. Kathie Rouse says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Tonya dye says:

    Sorry for you loss.

  21. Dawna Graske says:

    My thoughts and prayer go out to my step brothers Dan sr . And tom foth And the rest of the foth family. He will be deeply missed. R.i.p

  22. Shawna Gruber says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the family I miss you and you’ll always be like my dad

  23. Kami stubbe says:

    No matter your always grandpa Jim to me we love and miss you I’m sorry for your loss

  24. Waneeta "Fawn" Lumby Loomis says:

    My condolence to Jim family. I met Jim though my half sister Rita. He was always find to me and my family. He and i would always kid around about how Rita use to wait on him and i would give he grief about it. He will be missed