A Look Back at Wayne and Eleanor Fouks

Deer's Bar Deer's Bar on Super Bowl Sunday in 2002.

A piece of Deer Park history was written on January 6, 2002 with the passing of Eleanor Fouks at age 88. Eleanor remained active and employed at Deer's Bar until the day of her death. Her only recent complaint was that she worried too much and felt better working. She not only retained her energy into her last day, but her beauty and good humor too. Eleanor will be greatly missed on Main Street.

Eleanor and the late Wayne Fouks were previous owners of Deer's Bar for many years. Some yesteryear features included a fish contest, with trophy-sized fish on display taken from area lakes and fish fries once a week that packed Main Street. The well known whirling green balls in front were designed by Wayne and the parts were made locally up the street at Deer Park Machine Shop (today's High Quality Welding building) over 30 years ago.

Wayne was the most inventive, designing an airplane propeller driven air sled before the existence of snowmobiles - also built in Deer Park. Later on he was the first person in the area to own a snowmobile exploring the unseen winter countryside.

Obituary of Eleanor Fouks