Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 03, 2016
OBITUARY ~TED LEE FOLAND
January 07, 1945 ~ February 26, 2016
Ted Lee Foland, 71, of Grant City, Missouri passed away at St. Lukeís Hospital on February 26, 2016. Ted was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on January 7, 1945 to Harold Clark and Eunice Berl Chitty Foland. He attended Worth County High School, graduating in 1963.
Ted married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Kibbe on June 8, 1969 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. They were blessed with two children, Teresa Renee and Jason Lee.
During high school, Ted lived with Ben and Annie Zollman, and worked on their dairy farm. He went on to work for Lynden Thompson and Kay Havner at John Deere as a mechanic. An entrepreneur at heart, he opened his own business, Tedís Repair, and has worked in auto body for over 50 years. His hobbies were many, including riding horses, watching rodeo, fishing, coaching 4-Híers, and spending time with family.
Ted is survived by wife, Barbara Foland; daughter, Teresa McNeal and her husband Todd of Plymouth, Minnesota; son, Jason Foland and his wife Brook with grandchildren Kyra and Hadley Foland of Highland, Kansas; sister, Alice Baker; in-laws Lorraine Foland, Fran Foland, Dorothy Burgmeyer, John and Karen Kibbe, David and Gloria Kibbe, Drexel and Patti Musick, Jr.; as well as his many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the many he treated as his own.
Ted was predeceased by father, Harold; mother, Eunice; and brothers Burl and Leland.
Tedís smile, sense of humor and giving attitude will always be remembered. He loved influencing others to get their education, drive for success and always do their best. He was always there to help his friends and family with whatever they needed him for. He was a loving and proud husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
Visitation was held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri on Monday, February 29. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the funeral home. Ted was laid to rest at the Grant City Cemetery in Grant City, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to support the pending Ted Foland Memorial Scholarship.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2016