Thomas Jerome "Jerry" Foley, 84, of Stillwater, MN passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 14, 2021, following a brief illness.
Born April 25, 1937 to Thomas and Ethel "Peg" (Tavernier) Foley in St. Paul, MN.
Jerry was a 1955 graduate from Humboldt High School in St. Paul, and a 1959 graduate from Hamline University. Jerry spent most of his career teaching biology at Oakland Jr. High, in Lake Elmo, MN, and as the Offensive Coordinator for the Stillwater High School football team.
We are so very grateful to his caregivers at The Lakes of Stillwater and Lakeview Hospital for their care and support.
Jerry was survived by his wife of 61 years, Darlene; his children, Kathlene (Todd) Junker, Colleen (Brian) Foley and Brian (Rose) Foley; grandchildren, Talia (Nathan) Carrier, Tonna (Benjamin) Hangge, Todd (Brittany) Junker, Jr., Ross (Ellen) Halverson, Ryan (Stacey) Halverson, Mikaela (Greg) Richert, Creighton Foley, Eryn (Jesse Leegan) Foley, Adam Kycia, Julian Kycia and 17 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ethel "Peg" Foley, brother, James Foley, infant sister, Mary, and grandson, Patrick Kycia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Ponies Touchdown Club or St. Michael's Catholic Church, in Stillwater, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry and Darlene will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Church of St. Michael, 611 S. Third St., Stillwater, MN 55082 with visitation one hour prior to the Mass. The Mass will also be live streamed on the church’s Facebook site.