Evans Funeral Home

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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Ivan O.  Foster, 88, of New Rockford passed away peacefully at the Lake Pleasant Nursing Home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ivan Orrin Foster was born January 11, 1931 in New Rockford, ND, the son of Kenneth and Gladys (Fossum) Foster.  He lived his entire life in New Rockford.  Ivan entered the United States Navy.  On September 25, 1955, he was united in marriage to Marlys Hein in Hartley, IA.  They had two sons, Calvin and Carter.  He purchased Foster Auto from his father in 1963 and operated the store until he retired in 2006 at the age of 75.

Ivan is survived by his two sons, Calvin Foster, Fargo, ND; and Carter (Pilar) Foster, Phoenix, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marlys in 2013, parents Kenneth and Gladys, two brothers,  Robert & Scott, and sister, Shirley Lee.

Visitation: will be Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 9:00AM-5:00PM in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service: will be held  Friday, April 26, 2018 at 10:30AM in First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

Burial:  Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND. 

Posted Condolences:


  1. My condolences to the family of Ivan. I remember stopping in at Foster Auto many times with my dad growing up and on my own later. Ivan was always helpful, cheerful, and glad to share a few words with a needy customer. 🙂

  2. Condolences to Mr. Foster’s family. I remember going to Foster Auto with my brother Richie, he was also so nice even to the tag-a-long little sister. I knew nothing about cars or what we were doing there – but he was always pleasant to me and super helpful to Richie. I hope your many memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  3. My father Ray Jones worked for Kenny Foster many years! Actually his 1st job! Of course I actually knew Ivan and the rest of the family very well! A very wonderful family! RIP Ivan!

  4. I too, can fondly remember stopping by to get parts. He was a nice man and helped me a few times with finding parts for a very old truck. Sending my condolences to his family for their loss.

  5. Hi Mr Carter Foster, sir your father is in gods hands now.

  6. Ivan and his dad,Kenny supplied my dad’s Service station, Harold’s Standard with parts to repair our customers cars back in the 60’s. They gave us excellent service.
    He will be missed.


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