Mass of Christian Burial for James B. Foley, 94 of Tracy, formerly of Slayton will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Maryâs Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation will be held from 4 â 7pm on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy with a CCW rosary at 4:00 pm and a prayer service at 7:00pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at St. Maryâs on Saturday. Interment will be in the St. Maryâs Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy.
James passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy surrounded by his family at the age of 94.
James Bernard Foley was born on April 9, 1921 to Daniel and Louella (Ford) Foley in Tracy, Minnesota, Lyon County. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Maryâs Catholic Church in Tracy, attended Country School District #23, and graduated from Tracy High School in 1939.
On January 22, 1945, Jim was united in marriage to Virginia Schons at St. Maryâs Catholic Church in Tracy. They lived in and around the Tracy area and also Westbrook and Currie. The majority of his farming years were in Slayton where he retired in 1988 before moving to Tracy the last few years of his life. In his retirement years, Jim stayed busy working at the Lake Shetek State Park and helping prepare for auctions. Jim was very active in his communities over the years as a member of the Knights of Columbus, Slayton Barbershop Chorus (was a tenor), NFO Farm Organization, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. While at Prairie View, he enjoyed leading the rosary and participating in many activities.
Jim liked reading, antique hunting with Virginia, watching movies, fishing, dancing, singing, politics, visiting with people, playing cards, and bingo at Prairie View. He loved spending time with his family and was very proud of his Irish heritage.
He is survived by his two sons, Mike (Jannie) Foley of Springdale, AR, and Jerry (Kate) Foley of Nisswa; six daughters, Jeanine (Jim) Vandendriessche of Tracy, Peggy (John) Hubley of Jeffers, Ann (Carlos) Cortez of Bulverde, TX, Joan (Jackie) Wright of Cave Springs, AR, Katie Sunsdahl of Champlin, and Patrice (Chad) Platt of Avoca; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Tanghe of Marshall; sisters-in-law, Terry Foley, and Mary Lou Schons; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His wife Virginia, his parents, infant daughter, Barbara, siblings, Frank, Bob, Maurice, Mary, and Beatrice, and two infant grandchildren preceded him in death.
Blessed be his memory.
Almlie-Horvath Funeral Service of Tracy