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Blake Foster

August 13, 1927 - April 05, 2013


2-4:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 8, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

4:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo,

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 8, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Fargo.


Hunter Cemetery, Hunter, North Dakota.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Blake Foster

August 13, 1927 - April 05, 2013


Blake O. Foster, 85, of Fargo, passed away on April 5, 2013 within the Bethany care system.

Blake was born on August  13, 1927  in Grandin, ND to J. Roger Foster and Irene (Radebaugh) Foster.  In 1931 the family moved to the farmstead near Amenia, ND where he grew up. At 17, he joined the Navy and served the last 6 months of WWII.

On September 1, 1948 he married Elda Buchholz at the Canaan Moravian Church in Davenport, ND. Together, they had 2 children.

In 1952 he was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean War. When he returned, he farmed with his father and attended NDSSS in Wahpeton, ND and Hanson Mechanical Trade School in Fargo, ND, earning his degree in Auto Mechanics.

In the early 1960’s, Blake, Elda, and family moved to Fargo, ND where he worked at Cass Clay Creamery until he retired in 1985. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time with his family at the lake.

One of the most important influences of his life was his involvement with his local AA chapter.  He earned his sobriety in 1971 and over his 42 years of sobriety, he touched many lives.

Blake and his wife Elda were members of the First United Methodist Church of Fargo.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Bethany on 42nd and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their loving care in his time of need.

He is survived by his wife Elda; two daughters, Linda (Dean) Kochmann, Fargo, ND and Jane Trana,  North Branch, MN; two granddaughters,  Sarah (Kyle) Volk, West Fargo, ND and Karen Kochmann (fiancé Josh Ackerman), Fargo, ND; one great granddaughter, Coraline Volk, two sisters, Ruth (Jarl) Berglund, Brownsville, TX and Sharon (Ordean) Anderson, New Prague, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents J.Roger and Irene Foster, his brother Charles Foster and sister Carol Redmann.


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  1. Marit Anderson says:

    Philadelphia PAElda, Linda, Jane and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Blake. As the youngest in our family and having moved away from Fargo before I was really sentient, my memories of him are mainly from the lake and visits to Fargo during the summer time or holidays. I remember he used to stand on his head when I was a young girl which I thought was the coolest thing for an “old guy” to do! More recently at one of Grandma’s birthday parties, he struck me as a humble and peaceful person. May he rest in peace and rise in Glory.

  2. Teresa Tester says:

    West Fargo ND
    Linda and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I remember Blake bringing Elda into the salon with so much patience. Everyone always said they were so cute!!

    He will be missed! God Bless!

  3. Janel (Job ) Pender says:

    Moorhead Mn Linda and Jane I am so sorry for your loss . I used to see your dad in church from time to time. It doesn’t matter how old we are its still hard to lose a parent take good care Janel

  4. Ruth Bergland says:

    Brownsville TexasElda,Linda, Jane , and family, My heart is aching for the earthly loss of your husband, father, Grandfather, and my big brother. I rejoice that he has taken the seat at the right hand of God Almightly, our Lord and Savior Jesus. Know that I love you and truly would love to be with the family and friends today and tomarrow. Love from Ruth and Jarl

  5. Beth Anderson says:

    Savage MN
    Linda and Jane:
    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Blake’s passing. I have very fond memories of the Christmas Holidays with you and your family, back when we were a pack of children running through the house and playing in the snow. I will remember Uncle Blake as a quiet man with an engaging smile. Wishing you and your families peace.
    Beth Anderson

  6. Tim Pederson says:

    Fargo ND
    I worked with Blake at Cass-Clay in the early 70’s, and it was just the other day I was telling some of my current co-workers some of the funny stuff that Blake came up with. It seems somehow providential that I thought of him just then, and then saw this.

    I had many conversations with Blake there, and he was both funny and sage, I highly enjoyed being around him.

    Condolences to his family.

  7. Steve Jorgenson says:

    So sorry for your loss, Jane. Your co-workers are thinking about you and your family.

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