Charley Fossey Funeral Held In Austin
A former Lyle area and business man, Charley Fossey, 77, died Tuesday, April 26 following a year and one half illness in St. Mark Retirement Home, Austin.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 29 at Our Savior's Lutheran church, Austin, with the Rev. G. C. Knutson officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery at Austin.
Charley Fossey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Fossey, was born in Mitchell county east of Otranto January 30, 1889. He attended the rural Pleasant Prairie school in Otranto township and also the Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage.
He served in World War I in France, and later worked in a store in Rhame, N. D.
He was married to Edna Johnson of Lyle June 30, 1919. The couple lived in Lyle where Charley operated a department store with his brother-in-law, later was Lyle postmaster and also operated a Gamble store in Lyle.
Later they moved to St. Paul where Charley served a term in the Legislature as clerk under Senator Nolan. They moved back to Austin where Charley was founder of the Fossey Implement Co. which he operated until his health failed.
He is survived by his wife, Edna, three sons, Dean and Robert of Austin and Dr. Darol Fossey, Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren; also one sister, Mrs. Gilbert Martin of Austin; four brothers, Otto of St. Ansgar, Mense, George and Eddie, all of Lyle.