September 16, 1920 ~ March 7, 2015
Geraldine Elizabeth Foerster, 94, of Fargo, died March 7, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family and assisted by Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Gerry was born on the family farm in Walsh County on September 16, 1920, to Francis and Elizabeth (Malone) Fee where she grew up as one of eleven children.
Gerry married Max Foerster on November 5th, 1945. They made their home in Grand Forks, ND, until 1956, when they moved to Fargo, ND. Gerry was active in the Holy Spirit Catholic Church’s Altar Society and in several veterans’ auxiliaries, but her main activity was caring for her 8 children. She spent her days baking (her famous apple pie and chocolate chip cookies), cooking, chauffeuring, cheering, and encouraging each of them. The car was always busy, going from one school or activity to another. After Max retired they moved to 2nd Crow Wing Lake near Park Rapids, Minnesota. They enjoyed many years there, fishing and relaxing with the children and grandchildren.
Gerry and Max moved back to Fargo in 1993 but spent time travelling to see family. Gerry was happiest in her condo, hosting holiday dinners, watching the Twins and the Vikings (until Farve), and having a weak brandy while watching Jeopardy and the evening news. One of her favorite things was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by dressing in green and wearing her “100% Irish” pin.
Geraldine is survived by her sister, Pat Jensen, and 8 children and their families: Cheryl (John) Martinetto and their children Lisa (Dave Whitehill) Martinetto and Jason (Jennifer Walden) Martinetto. Paul (Donna Wong) Foerster and son Steve Schoetthe. Ginger Foerster and her daughter Gia (Alice Strebeck) Gilk. Fred (Barbara) Foerster and their children Shane (Melanie), and Tiffany (Dennis) Robinson. Michael (Stacy Fortner) Foerster and their daughter Melainey. Patrick (Janet) Foerster and their son Jason Anderson. Michelle Buckingham and her son, Evin (Fiancée Kayla Kelly). Sheila (William) Maher and their children Cody (Kim Larson), Nicole (Jon) Edwards, Colleen, and Anthony (Brittany) Maher
Gerry is also survived by great-grandchildren: Caden, Jaden, Maxim, Quincee, Wyatt, Sloan, Layona, Kamryn, Carter, Cohen, Henry and Buddy, Jr. (coming soon).
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband Max Foerster, her parents, Elizabeth and Francis Fee, 9 brothers and sisters, sons-in-law Kenneth Gilk and Michael Buckingham, and grandchildren Allison Buckingham and Damien Foerster.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for their care and support.