OBITUARY ~ NED A. FOLTZ
January 31, 1956 ~ August 14, 2011
Ned A. FOLTZ, son of Hazel Irene (SMITH) FOLTZ and Claire LeRoy FOLTZ, was born January 31, 1956, in Mount Ayr,
Iowa. Ned grew up and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1974. Ned went on to motorcycle mechanics school
in Kansas City and worked in Maryville, MO. He returned to the farm for a few years before going back to
college; beginning at Southwest Iowa Community College and graduating from Northwest Missouri State University
with a degree in Business Administration.
Ned married Debbie SICKELS and to this marriage was born a son Nick
and daughter Cassie. They later divorced.
Ned married Lori NICHOLS and to this marriage was born a daughter
Ned lived several years in the Des Moines area and managed several businesses. Ned loved the
outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading about history and baseball which included playing catch.
Ned enjoyed motorcycles and fast cars. He was a history buff and had a passion for music that included dancing
and going to numerous concerts over the years. Of all of his loves and interests, Ned loved his children
Ned returned to Mount Ayr to live and on August 14, 2011, he passed away with his family by his side.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claire FOLTZ and two sisters Nancy IRVING and Kaye WARD.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children Nick FOLTZ of Mount Ayr, IA, Cassie HUDSON & husband
Matthew of Creston, IA and Jessica FOLTZ of DeSoto, IA; one grandson Sam HUDSON; his mother Hazel FOLTZ of Des
Moines, IA; one sister Lynne FOLTZ of Des Moines, IA and his brother Lee FOLTZ & wife Linda of Waukee, IA;
nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2011 at the First Christian Church of Mount Ayr
with Reverends Chris CONKLIN and Edward SHIELDS officiating. Casket bearers were Jeremy IRVING, Colby IRVING,
Jessie FOLTZ, Logan WARD, Luke WARD and Spenser FOLTZ. Ned was laid to rest in the
Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
His memorial fund is to Alzheimer's Association.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2011
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