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Kevin J. Foley Nov. 20, 1949 - Aug. 4, 2009

WILLMAR -- Kevin John Foley, 59, of Spicer, died Tuesday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church and for one hour before the service at the church. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

He was born Nov. 20, 1949, in Willmar to Francis and Mary Louise (Giuliani) Foley of Murdock. He grew up in Murdock and graduated from Murdock Public Schools in 1967. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in Morris in 1971. He began working for Production Credit Association in Ivanhoe as a loan officer in 1971.

He married Debra K. Johnson on Sept. 4, 1971, in Clara City. They lived in Ivanhoe until 1975 when they moved to Fergus Falls and he worked as a branch manager/vice president of administration for PCA. In 1985, they moved to Willmar and he was vice president of operations and served in various capacities, most recently as senior vice president of United FCS, retiring on Dec. 1, 2008.

He was a member of Sertoma of Fergus Falls and Willmar, Jaycees in Fergus Falls, the Elks serving in various offices and concluding with exalted ruler and being selected Elk of the year and officer of the year. He was member and treasurer of the Willmar Salvation Army Advisory Board and co-founder of the homeless task force. He served on the finance committee at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls. He was a member of the Church of St. Mary in Willmar and was a member of the stewardship committee, the Relay for Life Team and was a hospitality minister.

He is survived by his wife; three children: Nicholle (and Jason) Peterson of Spicer, Michelle (and Daniel) Petersen of St. Cloud and Jonathan (and Jessica) Foley of Marshall; four grandchildren; four sisters: Eileen Biermann (and special friend Verlyn Haider) of Rib Lake, Wis., Mary (and David) Standing of New Brighton, Antoinette "Toni" (and Darrell) Vick of Raymond and Dorothy (and Tim) Carlson of Hancock.

He was preceded in death by his parents.