John W Foglesong, Jr.

May 8th, 1940 to December 27th, 2016

John William Foglesong Jr., 76, of Kimball Township, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

He was born May 8, 1940 in Port Huron to the late Mary and John Foglesong Sr. He married Ellen J. Paterson on June 8, 1963 in Marysville. She died October 25, 2007.

Mr. Foglesong was a welder with Pontiac Motors for 27 years. He was a longtime member of Gateway Church, formerly First Baptist of Marysville, and volunteered countless hours with his church, Habitat for Humanity, and Harbor Impact Ministries. He enjoyed collecting H/O scale trains. He loved his children and grandchildren and would do anything he could to help them.

He is survived by two children, Tim Foglesong and Carol (Roger) Modderman; seven grandchildren, Eric Foglesong, Steven Foglesong, Scott Foglesong, Rebecca Mabie, R.J. (Erica) Modderman, Carissa Modderman and Joshua Modderman; five great grandchildren; four brothers, Rick (Judy) Foglesong, David Foglesong, Dennis (Kathy) Foglesong and Robert (Diane) Foglesong; a sister, Iva (Joe) Barrett; a sister-in-law, Sue Foglesong; a brother-in-law, William Miskell; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Ruth Foglesong; and a brother, Donald Foglesong.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 in Gateway Church. Pastor Dallas Berry and Pastor Matthew Harvey will officiate.

Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery, Kimball Township. John’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Church or North Street Baptist Church. To send condolences, visit

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