Obituary for Bradley Dana Foltz
Bradley Dana Foltz
Age 57, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. He was born on February 24, 1955 in Hastings the son of Stanley and Carla Foltz. Brad attended M.S.U. and graduated from Aquinas College in 2004 along with his wife almost to the day of their 25th wedding anniversary and began the career of his life - working with students with technology, speech and communications. He started the Key Club, Broadcast, and followed sports whether helping out with wrestling, track, volleyball, taking part in pep assemblies or playing in the water with the football team on their annual summer visit to the cottage. Brad was a proud member of the Portland Honor Society - voted on by the students. He would never say no if anyone asked for assistance. He gave great bear hugs to all he met and was loved by everyone that came across his path. If you knew Brad, he always had a harmonica in his hand - walking down the halls of school, pumping gas, making a child smile and dance. He enjoyed playing golf and entertaining a crowd. He just loved to play and dance. Brad was the happiest with his family around him especially watching his grandchildren at the lake. He also had a career in the labor union U.F.C. Local 951 helping people as well. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley. Surviving are his wife, Louise; sons Clay (Faith) Foltz and Derek (Erin) Foltz; Perfect Pappou to his beloved granddaughters Destiny and Lenna June; mother, Carla; sisters Kim and Tammy (Chuck); brother, Dave (friend, Diane); nieces and nephews Emma, Damon (Charity), Deanna and JayJay; Goddaughters Olivia Keusch and Amy Nelson; several cousins, aunts, an uncle, students and the Portland Public Schools family and his Wednesday night band members. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. Larry King, presiding. Rite of Committal will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friend 7-9 p.m., Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made towards a scholarship fund being established in Brad's name for Portland Schools. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfunerlahomes.com. If you have a favorite photo of Brad, bring it to the funeral home to share a story with the family.