|12/11/2019 11:08:00 AM|
Michael "Mike" Foth, 56, of Paxton, Neb., formerly of Windom, died Dec. 3, 2019.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., at Living Waters Covenant Church, 1645 S. Shore Dr., in Worthington with Rev. John Stewart officiating.
A private family burial of cremains will be held at a later date.
Family visitation will be held Saturday at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Michael "Mike" Scott Foth was born March 11, 1963, in Minneapolis and adopted by Gene and Lil Foth of Windom at 8 weeks old. He grew up in a Christian home and received Christ as his Savior. Upon confession of his faith, he was baptized.
Youth group and Camp Shamineau were big parts of his life. It was at camp that he discovered his love for horses.
He enjoyed playing guitar, singing, playing ball with neighborhood friends, picking on his sisters and clowning around.
After graduating from Windom Area High School in 1982, he went to Northwestern College in Roseville, where he was involved in the drama department and also coached girls high school basketball at Christian Academy.
After college, he spent many years teaching horsemanship at Christian camps, including Lone Tree Bible Ranch in Capitan, N.M. He then worked at Fuch's Ranch and Cattle Company in Santa Rosa, N.M., where he enjoyed the open spaces and being a cowboy. Many of his nieces and nephews enjoyed working on the ranch with him during summers.
In 1999, Mike married Kim Cravens. They lived on the ranch and Mike served as a lay pastor at Church on the Hill in Fort Sumner, N.M. He also served in prison ministry.
He was later divorced, then married Tami Williams in 2014 and became a stepfather to Dorian.
Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, coaching and spending time in God's creation with his family.
Mike struggled with deep depression the last few years of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Tami Foth; stepson, Dorian Hotchkiss; parents, Gene and Lil Foth of Worthington; and sisters, Lori (Joel) Knudsen of Wichita, Kan.; and Sheri (Phill) Hall of Deer River.