Irvin Albert Fouks was born July 7, 1901 in the town of Cylon, St. Croix county, Wis., the son of Gottlieb Henry and Johanna (Matthews) Fouks. He was baptized as an infant and was confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Deer Park June 8, 1919.
Mr. Fouks was united in marriage to Freda Moll on June 28, 1927. To this union five children were born: Pearl (Mrs. LeRoy Hilmanowske of Baldwin); Douglas, in military service at Fort Leonardwood, Mo.; Berdean of Minneapolis; and James and LaVerne at home.
Death came suddenly on Monday, July 23, 1951 following a severe heart attack suffered while at work at Doughboy Mills, Inc., at New Richmond. Mr. Fouks passed away a short time after he was admitted to Holy Family Hospital, New Richmond. He had reached the age of 50 years and 16 days.
Left to mourn his passing are Mrs. Fouks, his five children, three grandchildren, four brothers, one sister, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 26, 1951 at 2:00 P.M. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Deer Park. The Rev. Boettcher officiated. Pallbearers were Charles Nordahl, Herbert Gust, Frank Sicard, John Smith, John Olson and Louis Kobernick.
Irvin Fouks Dies Suddenly Monday
Irvin Fouks, Deer Park, Rt. 2, passed away suddenly Monday of this week, July 23. He was stricken with a heart attack while at work at the Doughboy Industries plant in New Richmond that forenoon. He was rushed to the hospital there but passed away before Mrs. Fouks reached his bedside. He was about 50 years old.
Funeral arrangements were set for Thursday, July 26, at the Lutheran chuch in Deer Park with the Rev. Boettcher to conduct the services.