Henry Foxhoven

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Henry Foxhoven, 64, Bloomingdale, Ohio, passed away June 8, 2007, at home surrounded by his family after a 20-year struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease.

His funeral was celebrated by his son, Rev. Father H. Christopher Foxhoven June 12, at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Cadiz, Ohio.

Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio.

Henry was born Jan. 1, 1943. in Constance, to Henry J. and Veronica (Feldhacker) Foxhoven. Henry was a retired special education teacher, having taught in Iowa and Nebraska, including Coleridge Community Schools, and was a former seminarian at the Divine Word Missionaries for 11 years. He and his wife, Arlene, and their children had a music ministry called the Foxhoven Family Singers, and traveled all over the country performing concerts for over 25 years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hopedale, Ohio; the Legion of Mary; the Knights of Columbus; and the Third Order Carmelites.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant son, Joshua J. Foxhoven.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Arlene M. (Boehmer)Foxhoven; his three sons: Rev. H. Christopher Foxhoven, St. Clairsville, Ohio; Jeremiah Foxhoven and his wife, Krista of Naples, Fla., and John Paul Foxhoven, Bloomingdale, Ohio; two daughters: Michelle Sherman and husband, Milan of Steubenville, Ohio and Anna Marie Schluender and husband, John of Maple Grove, Minn.; nine grandchildren; five brothers: Gerald Foxhoven and wife, Ruth of Crofton, Damien Foxhoven and wife, Viv of Wappakonita, Ohio, and Daniel Foxhoven and wife, Fran of Spencer; and five sisters: Bea Poppe and husband, John of Crofton, JoAnn Poppe and husband, Ray of Crofton, Darlene Maibaum and husband, Konrad of Crofton, Roseline Gubbels of Baudette, Minn., and Angeline Ryan, Cedar Rapids.

Sorrowful Mysteries Mausoleum was in charge of arrangements.