Obituary of Einar Perry Fossen
Einar Perry Fossen
(September 30, 1943 - November 22, 2022)
Einar Perry Fossen of Rosalind, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the age of 79 years.
Einar Perry Fossen was born on September 30th, 1943 in Galahad, AB, to Einar and Rhoda Fossen. He grew up on a farm just west of Forestburg, AB. After graduation, he went to college in Vermilion for agriculture. He had several vocations in his early years from running Ankerton, working at an elevator, and a fuel dealership. During this time, he was married and had four children. In the early seventies, he bought a backhoe and became one of the best in the business. In 1993 he remarried. In 2005, he sold the business to his daughter Amber. He then went to work for the town of Rosalind until 2018.
He is survived by his wife of nearly thirty years Elaine Fossen; his children Doug and Kathleen Fossen, Brenda and Rob Broen, Steve Fossen and Michelle Watt, Amber Fossen and Ryan Weiss; Elaine’s children Grant and Tanya Jones, Brent Jones and Vickie, Lesa and Charlie Debnam; sixteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Neil and Rhoda Kruchten, Gordon and Pat McTavish; brother Alan and Mona Fossen; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He was predeceased by great-grandchild Weston; parents Einar and Rhoda Fossen; and five brothers-in-law.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2022, at the Rosalind Community Hall, with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Einar's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the Rosalind Elks.