DEERWOOD -- Ilene Helen Fossum, age 71 of Deerwood, died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at her home. She was born on Aug. 21, 1932, in Crosby to George and Marie (Bullen) Huff. She married James D. Fossum on July 3, 1964, in Crosby. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by husband, James; three daughters, Kris (Dr. Hugh) Renier of Duluth, Karin (David) Thul of Brooklyn Park, and Kathy (Tom) Hanson of Cranberry Township, Pa.; a brother, Robert Huff of Baxter; four sisters, Nadine Stanley of Ocean Gate, N.J., Merodie Johnson of Oakhurst, N.J., Edythe Anderson and Anne Raymond, both of Elk River; six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, LeRoy, Harold and Eldon Huff.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby with the Rev. Paul Mattson officiating. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby and an hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
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