CRYSTAL FALLS - Harold Foucault Sr., 91, of Crystal Falls, passed away suddenly Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
He was born May 2, 1922, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Albert and Mary (Mattson) Foucault. Harold attended the Crystal Falls schools. He married the former Ellen Lahti on Feb. 11, 1944. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2008.
Harold worked in the CCC camps. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.
Harold was employed in the area mines for 38 years, retiring from Groveland Mine in 1981. Upon retirement, he and Ellen enjoyed traveling extensively.
He was a member of United Lutheran Church of Crystal Falls and the American Legion Post 87 of Crystal Falls. Harold was an excellent hunter, trapper and fisherman, and loved the outdoors and spending time at his camp on Deer Lake.
Harold is survived by his daughter, Debbie (James) Zaupa of Crystal Falls; one brother, Donald Foucault of Crystal Falls; two grandchildren, Shaun (Nicole), Jesse Zaupa; four great-grandchildren, Claire, Bree, Ellie, and Baby Joe. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his loving wife, Ellen, Harold was preceded in death by one son, Larry Foucault; one sister, Violet Johnson; and one granddaughter, Jody.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. The East Side Veteran's Council will conduct a Pass-In-Review at 10:45 a.m.
The funeral service will follow Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Zaupa, Jesse Zaupa, John Foucault, Roy Foucault, Al Johnson and Ken Johnson.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Harold, or leave a condolence for his family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls to honor Harold's legacy of life.