Chauncey H. Foner, age 88, of Glenwood, died Sunday, May 28, 2023, unexpectedly, at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 2nd at Glenwood Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Manning officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery. Family and friends can live-stream the service at www.glenwoodlutheran.com. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Chauncey Herman Foner, was born on October 23, 1934, in Glenwood, Minnesota. He was the second of five children born to parents, Wilson and Hilda (Jacobs) Foner. Chauncey grew up on the family farm northeast of Glenwood and was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church. He attended school in Glenwood and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1952. After high school, Chauncey worked with his father on the family dairy farm. On July 11, 1955, he entered the Minnesota National Guard. He served in the Guard for three years before his honorable discharge on July 10, 1958.
On July 13, 1957, Chauncey was united in marriage to Dorothy Katherine Anderson, of Garfield, at the Mission Covenant Church in Alexandria. They made their home on the family dairy farm in Leven Township and were members of Glenwood Lutheran Church. Chauncey and Dorothy were blessed with three children, Tammy, Mark, and Janine. The two shared 55 years of marriage before Dorothy’s death in 2013.
In 1992, after 40+ years, Chauncey retired from dairy farming. Over the years, he also worked for other local farmers, including Harry and Gerhard Gamradt on their farm near Sauk Centre and on the Warren Tvrdik farm in Douglas County. He also worked at Land O’ Lakes Creamery in Alexandria and Lester Prairie Trailers in Lester Prairie.
Chauncey liked to tell a good joke and fun fishing stories. His pants were held up with his signature suspenders, in addition to his belt, and he taught each of his grandchildren how to “snap” them. He never missed a family reunion or the opportunity to share his family farm history with others. He was an avid MN Twins and Vikings fan and a member of the NFO. He enjoyed fishing, polka music, archery, square dancing, polka music, attending threshing shows, playing Santa, and cruising around in his Minneapolis Moline golf cart and tractors, and polka music. He also enjoyed horses, feeding the birds, and Springer Spaniels.
Chauncey died unexpectedly at home on the farm on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the age of 88. May his memory be blessed.
He is survived by his children, Tammy (Charlie) Roberson of Rochester, Mark (Ann) Foner of Glenwood, and Janine (Kent) Zarling of Plainview, 10 grandchildren: Tiffany (Chad) Skaran, Matthew (Amy) and David (Marta) Roberson, Stacy (Garrison) Lenz, Nicholas (Kendra LaSota), William, and Henry Foner, and Joseph, James (Sara), and Nathan Zarling; 15 great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and many friends.
Chauncey was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Hilda Foner; his wife, Dorothy Foner; and his four siblings, Orville Foner, Delores Leedahl, Virginia Howard and Karen Hoch.