|Allen Foster, 88|
|Written by TRF Times|
McIntosh - Allen Foster, age 88, of Fosston, died on Friday, July 15 at McIntosh Manor Nursing Home in McIntosh.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 20 at 11 a.m. (today) at Bethel Assembly Church in Fosston, with Pastor Hollis Graves officiating.
Allen Kenneth Foster was born on June 21, 1917 to parents Odin and Hilma (Helgeson) Foster in McIntosh. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, north of McIntosh.
In his youth, Allen served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Forestry Department in Bagley and Cass Lake, for one and a half years, graduating in May 1938.
Allen married Annie (Christianson) Evje in Oklee in 1946. They farmed in Brooks and north of Trail before moving in the early 1950’s to Milwaukee, Wis., where Allen worked at the Bucyrus-Erie Company as a repairman on the mining equipment for over ten years. He and Annie returned to Brooks, where they continued to farm, raising angus beef cattle and a commercial egg farm while owning and operating the Brooks Grocery Store. Allen later worked at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, and Simplot and MDV in Fosston, before retirement at age 78.
Annie died on June 14, 1995, and on December 7, 1996, Allen married Lorraine Evje of Fosston. With Lorraine, Allen’s final years were filled with an active social and spiritual life.
Allen was a member of Bethel Assembly Church in Fosston, and past member of Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee. He was a member of the Sons of Norway Granlund Lodge of Fosston, and he liked gardening, the outdoors, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine of Fosston; one son, Carl (Joanne) Evje of Caladonia, Wis., step-sons, Robert (Bonnie) Evje, Richard (Keni) Evje of Fosston and Gerald (Teri) Evje of Lawrenceville, Ga.; step-daughters, Sharon (Roger) Tiedeman of Cameron Park, Calif., and Jayne (Dan) Good of Lakeville; one sister, Ivadell Moore of Van Nuys, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Annie (Evje) Foster; son, Henry Evje; daughter, Jeannette Nelson and son-in-law, Vernon Nelson; brother, Robert Foster; and two sisters, Eunice Boehnke and Delores Foster.