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Marlys Foster

Marlys Foster, age 81, of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Marlys Hein was born on November 9, 1931, at Hartley, IA, one of four children born to Rudolph and Selma (Zinn) Hein. She attended grade school and high school at Hartley, and college at Sioux Falls, SD.

On September 25, 1955, she was united in marriage to Ivan Orin Foster at Hartley. They lived in New Rockford, ND, all of their married lives. She was a secretary at Foster Auto Parts for seven years, and then she was also a secretary at New Rockford Medical Clinic for twenty-four years. After retiring she was very active with quilting, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and New Rockford Red Hats. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and was active in many of the church functions.

She is survived by her husband, Ivan; 2 sons, Calvin, Fargo, and Carter (Pilar), Phoenix, AZ; 1 sister, Teresa (Denny) Durst, Warsaw, IN; and many nieces and nephews.

Marlys was preceded in death by her parents, Selma and Rudolph Hein; 2 brothers, Clarence Hein, Orlan (Dorothy) Hein; and her in-laws, Kenneth and Gladys Foster.

She will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family, but never forgotten.

The family would like to say Thank You for all of the cards, flowers and prayers while Marlys was at Sanford Health!



PRAYER SERVICE: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, at 7PM, Evans Funeral Home, NR

FUNERAL SERVICE: First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND

DATE AND TIME: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM

INTERMENT: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford

Posted Condolences:

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Name: Ralph Jones

Date: 6/17/13

Message: You have been my family friends for a million years! I think my father Ray Jones had his 1st employment with Kenny...I wanted a new Desoto sooo bad lol! Loved the push button trannys! My dad built my 1st go cart in that shop!I even got to drive a massey harris combine!!Take care all you wonderfull fosters! Ralphie Jones


Name: Harvey Taylor

Date: 5-3-2013

Message: My condolences to Calvin & His family. I worked with Calvin at CATCO here in Fargo quite a few years ago.


Name: Andy Boe

Date: 5/2/13

Message: Ivan, Calvin, and Carter just a note to let you know you're in our thoughts and prayers. Kim and Andy Boe and Boys


Name: GR and Lana Drake

Date: 5-1-13

Message: Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marlys' entire family.  We only met a few times when she was visiting Denny and Teresa here in Indiana but she was a joy to talk with and be around. We know you will all miss her.


Name: Angela Barrett

Date: 4-30-13

Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Aunt Marlys was a dear pen pal over the years and I always looked forward to her letters. I wish that I could be with you all during this time. God Bless


Name: Deb Hoffman

Date: 4/29/2013

Message: My thoughts and prayers go out to the Foster family in the loss of our dear Marlys. I have many fond memories working with Marlys at the New Rockford Clinic. What a nice lady, she will be missed.


Name: Beth Sullivan (Rasmussen)

Date: 04/29/2013

Message: I'm thinking of you today and remembering your sweet mother and wife, my aunt.  She is in my thoughts and prayers.  May she rest in peace.