Vernon V. Fosket

Vernon Victor Fosket, age 88 — husband, father, brother and son — passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2020. Vernon was born June 7, 1932 to Virgil and Lorene (Troyer) Fosket of Potterville. Vernon spent his whole life in Potterville. Known for his strong opinions and knowledge of flooring, Vernon spent 60 years creating a legacy in the flooring world. Vern began working for Morely Brothers flooring as a whole sale distributor in 1951 and worked there until he joined Alexanians Fine Rugs as a floor installer in 1955. He apprenticed under the Alexanian Family, learning the trade until venturing off into his own and opened Vern Foskets Carpets in October 1965 where he worked, alongside his son David, until retiring in 2010. While his life consisted primarily of “all things flooring “ he also enjoyed various other hobbies such as baseball, fishing and his ponies.
While he enjoyed many of these things nothing compared to his favorite love in life, his wife Joan. Vern and Joan met at a birthday party at the age of four and eventually reconnected after high school and were married January 20 1951. They resided in Potterville where they raised their five children and worked alongside one another running their flooring business. They were married for almost 70 years, and Vern’s love for Joan was constant and unwavering up until the very end.
He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Lorene, along with his sister Marilyn (Fosket) Ranshaw.
He is survived by his wife Joan, his baby sister Dianne Fulghum, his two sons Dennis (Mary Angela) Fosket, and David (Danna) Fosket; three daughters Victoria Fosket, Sharon (Dino Kalush) Kozachik, and Laurel (Mark) Williamson, along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Vern’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held for immediate family at Benton Township Cemetery.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Vern’s honor to Elara Caring Hospice 900 Cooper St., Jackson MI 49202.