Nelson Paul Foehner, passed away at the age of 86, on April 20, 2020 at his home in Tomball, Texas, surrounded by his family. Nelson was born on February 21, 1934 to Hilda and Louis Foehner in Wharton, Texas and was baptized on April 2, 1934. He attended Boling High School and after graduation, joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War.
He joined the Houston Police Department (HPD) on December 28, 1962, Academy Class #27. During his 28 year career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Criminal Intelligence Division, Office of the Chief of Police, and the Narcotics Division. Upon his retirement from HPD in January 1991, he went to work for the next 10 years as an Internal Affairs Sergeant with the Harris County Constable's Office, Precinct 5.
For over 20 years, Nelson was an active member of the Houston Police Retired Officer's Association (HPROA) and the Family Assistance Committee. He was also was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Tomball, where he was a devoted and faithful worker, holding many offices within the church over the years.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Sue Stewart Foehner; daughter Melissa Ruland and husband Norman, daughter Sarah Hardcastle and husband Scott, son Steven Foehner and wife Elizabeth, stepson Gary Brautigam and wife Patricia, stepdaughter Rita Kargol and husband Jeff; grandchildren Emma and Mary Ruland, Katie and Nathan Foehner, Bryce and Reagan Brautigam, and Benjamin and Rachel Kargol; brother David Foehner, and sisters Lorna Horelica, Verna Lou Rosenbaum, and Evie Rohne and husband Dennis.
Nelson is preceeded in death by his parents, Hilda and Louis Foehner; the mother of his children, Mary Francis Foehner; and brother, Lenert Foehner.