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Ed Foy

November 22, 1927 - June 22, 2012

Gathering:

5-7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

9-10:00 A.M. Monday, June 25, 2012 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 25, 2012 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.

Burial:

Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Ed Foy

November 22, 1927 - June 22, 2012

Obituary

Edward Foy, Jr. (“E.J.”) of Fargo, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fargo.

Ed was born in Fargo, ND on November 22, 1927, the son of Ed ( Sr.) and Susan Rolle. 

He graduated from Sacred Heart Academy High School in 1945 and attended North Dakota State University. At age 17, Ed enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  He served in the Pacific Theatre and returned to the United States after World War II, and was honorably discharged.  He then graduated from NDSU.

Following his education, Ed had a career with the Internal Revenue Service.  He retired after 35 years.   After his career with the IRS, he operated a successful tax and investigation business for 22 years.

Ed was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a life-long member of the American Legion.  He was also involved in paying tribute to our military by riding motorcycle with the Patriot Guard Riders.

“E.J.” enjoyed many interests, including the martial arts, motorcycling, skiing, camping, canoeing, sailing, and water skiing.

He is survived by his wife Brandi, three children, Mike (Helen)Foy, Henderson, NV; Jodi(Glenn), Buhan, Carbondale, CO;  and Juli Foy, Langdon, ND;  one step-child, Nikki (Jason); five grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Kate, Ava, Landon, Owen and Evan; and one sister, Sr. Antonine Foy, Fargo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Pat, and two sisters, Margaret and Sr. Celine.

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  1. Jennifer & Rusty Shafer says:

    Saint Joseph ILPlease accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

  2. Bob Lawler says:

    Mendota Heights MN
    So sorry to have missed your funeral. the “Snow Eagle” soars now in the greatest of places. You may be gone but not forgotten. Condolances to Brandi and all of the family.

  3. Gary Petersen says:

    Waubay SDMy sincere sympathy is offered to the family members.
    Our paths crossed due to our work lives, but friendship was born in large part due to Ed’s personality.
    A trip to Big Sky, Mt was very special for me since it was the first time that I snow skied in the mountains. Ed spent the better part of a day helping me get acclimated to the lifts and slopes.
    He will surely be missed.

  4. Milt Haugen says:

    Chaska MN
    I enjoyed conversations with Ed and his friendship over the years. My sincere sympathy to Ed’s family.

    Milt Haugen

  5. Charles McNeese says:

    Seattle WAWe send our deepest sympathies to Brandi and the Foy family on Ed’s passing. He was a giant figure in our lives (the McNeese boys) growing up and throughout our adulthood. We will miss him deeply but will always recall him with hearty fondness.

    Love, Chuck and Roz McNeese
    Seattle

  6. Allyn Klaman says:

    Dickinson ND
    When I hired on with IRS back in 1970, Ed was my OJI (On the Job Instructor). I learned a lot about my job and how to conduct myself in a professional manner when dealing with taxpayers. I was able to see Ed back in September at a IRS luncheon. We got to share a lot of old memories. So glad I had the chance to see him then. He was very instrumental in guiding me in career with the IRS. He will be missed.

  7. Tim and Cathy McNeese says:

    Baltimore MDEd was a family member to the McNeese’s and we will always have fond memories of him. He treated each of us in a special way and he had a wonderful sense of humor. Aye, yer a fine lad!

  8. Kelly McNeese says:

    Mesa AZ
    Brandi & family,
    A huge loss for so many people because Ed touched so many people in such positive ways. Easily one of the biggest influences in my life and he taught me so much. It was an honor to have him as a friend and a mentor and words cannot express my feelings right now. I pray Brandi that you and your family can be strong and that we all hold the memories of Ed in our hearts especially at this time.
    Vaya con Dios EJ Foy.

    Kel

  9. Petronilla Metzger says:

    Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, the family, as you grieve the death of your loving brother, husband and father. Ed was a special person who always had a warm smile for anyone he met. He lived life to the full and was a God-fearing man, whose kindness touched many people. May he rest in the peace of his loving God, and may you the family be at peace, knowing that his suffering is over and he is at peace.
    Sincerely, Sister Petronilla Metzger

  10. Mike & Marella Anderson says:

    Rapid City SDEd was a very knowledgable and wise coworker and a dear friend. We will miss him every day. Our condolences to family and friends.

  11. Michael Kinkele says:

    Gilroy, Ca. Ed and Family,

    I meet you through the McNeese family and you treated me as if I was family and your kindness and generosity I will never forget. Rest in peace Ed.

    Dutch (Mike) Kinkele

  12. Maureen Walker, PBVM says:

    Fargo ndFamily of Ed Foy. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the death of Ed and celebrate his life. He was such an active person, cared very much for his family and friends. May he be in the arms of our Loving God waiting for the rest of us to join him.

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