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Orlan Dennis Foss

August 5, 1935 — September 10, 2023

Devils Lake

Orlan Dennis Foss

Orlan D. Foss, aged 88, peacefully passed away at his home in Devils Lake on Sunday, September 10, 2023. 

Gathering of family and friends and a service for Orlan will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake. Burial will take place at a later date.

 Orlan Dennis Foss was born on August 5, 1935, in Bottineau County, North Dakota, to Gilbert and Myrtle (Stenseng) Foss. He spent his formative years growing up on the family farm in the Landa area. Orlan attended a country school for the first five years before continuing his education at Landa Public School. Following his schooling, he worked on various farms in the area.

 Throughout his life, Orlan worked in various occupations including the oil fields of North Dakota and Montana. Additionally, he contributed his talents as a carpenter in the Bottineau area and resided in Westhope, Souris, and Bottineau during different periods of time. More recently, for the last decade of his life, Devils Lake had been Orlan's cherished home.

Orlan possessed a deep passion for dancing and music. He enthusiastically attended dances whenever they were held nearby. From an early age, he found joy in playing cards and board games, relishing in quality time spent with his loved ones.


Orlan was at one time married to Mabel Hawker and they were the proud parents of a son Kendall. 

 He will be lovingly remembered by his son Kendall Foss and wife Chantelle of Mandan, North Dakota; his sisters Merle Dahl of Bottineau and Gwen (Danny) Aftem of Westhope; his brother Virgil Foss of Grand Forks; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members who held a special place in his heart.
 Orlan was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert and Myrtle Foss; his brothers Curtis "Buddy" Foss and Gene Foss.

Arrangements are pending with the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, ND



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