Norman “Butch” Foltz, 79, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.
Butch was born Feb. 9, 1936, at Perham, Minn., a son of Herbert and Eileen Klahn Foltz.
They moved to Stites when he was a young boy where he attended school and was part of the first graduating class at Clearwater Valley. He then attended the University of Idaho where he was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. He entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Following his discharge from the Army he met and married Gail Wolverton in 1960. They moved to Grangeville where he worked for the International Harvester dealership for 18 years. He then worked for the Fenn Highway District before retiring from the City of Grangeville. Gail passed away in 2010.
He was a member of the Grangeville Elks Lodge. He also assisted his wife, Gail, in helping coach the Grangeville High School track and field program for many years.
He loved to snowmobile and enjoyed taking walks around town with his daughter.
He is survived by his daughter, Katrena and her husband, Tuck Hauger, of Grangeville; a brother, Lee Foltz of Boise; three sisters, Bobbie Bonaminio of Caldwell, Idaho, Cathy Petersen of Lewiston, Idaho, and Beth Hassler of Arock, Ore. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gail; his brothers, Fr. Charles Foltz, Charles Hassler and Bill Hassler.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville, with Pastor Harold Gott of the Grangeville Christian Church officiating. Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Grangeville High School Booster Club. Send condolences to the family at Blackmerfuneralhome.com.
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