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Franklin "Lefty" C. Foulk
(December 18, 1914 - March 6, 2014)

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Franklin “Lefty” Foulk, 99, of rural Mendota died March 6, 2014, in his farm residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with the Rev. Chris Heller officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. He was born Dec. 18, 1914, in Mendota to Arthur and Alvina (Kromm) Foulk. He married Mary Lou Thompson Sherwood on Feb. 4, 1958. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton, Elks Lodge 1212, and was active in many men’s bowling leagues. He farmed his entire live in Brooklyn Township and raised cattle. He was involved in the production, distribution and sales of popcorn to grocery stores and other retail businesses. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of Mendota; four sons, Michael Sherwood of Champaign, Gary Sherwood of Savage, Minn., Glen (Ann) Foulk of Mendota and Lee (Tracy) Foulk of Moline; one daughter, Alison Walker of New Jersey; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elroy; and three sisters, Marie Johnson, Ina Kilmartin and Margaret Kidd. Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton.


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