Charles Leon Foland
July 3, 1939 – November 16, 2020
Charles Leon Foland, 81, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Grandview, Missouri after suffering a stroke. Private family services will be held with burial in Belton Cemetery.
Charlie was born on July 3, 1939, in La Junta, Colorado, to Leonard Foland and Marie Foland Pratchard. He graduated in 1958 from Manual High School in Kansas City, Missouri, and completed union glazier and glassworker apprenticeships in 1965. He worked in the glass and glazing trade for 17 years before becoming Business Manager for the Glaziers Union Local 558 in Kansas City, MO.
In 1990 he became Director of the National Glaziers Apprenticeship and Training Fund at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in Washington, DC. He retired from the IUPAT in 2005. Charles was a dedicated union member for 61 years. He was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Charlie was united in marriage to Janet Mae Ballard in Kansas City, Missouri on June 29, 1957. They were blessed with 63 years of marriage and had three children, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jan; daughter Deborah Martin; son Dennis Foland and wife Laura; daughter Kristi Anderson and husband Todd; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com for the Foland family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Charles Leon Foland
November 20, 2020
So sorry to hear about Charlie. We sure go back many years. Wanted to call, couldn’t find a number. Will stop by. I know you only have good memories.
November 19, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. Please know that your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Todd Foland and family in AZ.