Margaret “Marge” Ann (Friesen) Foster aged 75, passed into the loving arms of her savior Jesus Christ on March 17th, 2023. She was surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness at Sanford Webster Hospital toward the completion of her Journey.
Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 27, 2023 at Freedom Church in Webster. Summer inurnment will be at McCook Cemetery in North Sioux City, Iowa.
Memorial visitation will be 2-5 P.M. Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster.
Marge was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Riverside High School and worked at Zenith in Sioux City until she met her husband, Raymond G Foster, in May of 1969, and was married that September. They remained married for 42 years. From that union, she became the mother of Dr. Brian Foster, PhD and Dr. Ruth (Foster) Hernandez, DNP (spouse of Jesse Hernandez). Marge was proud of her children’s educational accomplishments and joked she had her PhD as a post hole digger. She was proud of her children and told anyone who asked how blessed she was.
She worked as an assistant manager at the Deli at Bomgaars in Sioux City until 1993 when Marge and her husband sold their home in Sioux City and purchased Doxie’s resort on Enemy Swim Lake and transformed it into Bur Oak Lodge. Bur Oak was a haven for fishermen and campers alike. Marge ran the cafe at Bur Oak, where she was known for her chicken noodle soup, biscuits and gravy and Indian tacos; all which she and her husband made from scratch. She loved to bake pies and cookies and would give out fresh cookies to new folks who visited. After the business was sold in 2013, she moved to Webster to be closer to her grandchildren Jacob (Jake) and Samuel (Sam).
She was known to love to play with her grandchildren, including the time she helped Sam catch frogs on the soccer field to bring home (in mom’s purse, unbeknownst to Sam’s mom). Marge loved gardening and had the ability to make plants flourish. She loved to be outside enjoying the sun and digging in the earth. She loved crocheting and made sure all the new moms in her church had an afghan made for their newborns.
Marge had a strong faith in Christ and a strong belief that she would soon be in heaven celebrating with her loved ones. If you met her, and had not heard about Jesus, you would have shortly after talking with her.
She was generous, kind, and compassionate to others — helping anyone she could who was in need. She was very much loved and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
Marge is preceded in death by her husband Raymond “Ray” Foster, her parents Edith ‘Viola” Friesen and Martin Friesen, her brother Richard Friesen and her grandchild Gabriella Hernandez.
A special thanks from Marge and her family to the medical team, nurses, aides and therapists among others that helped her pass gently into heaven with no undue suffering. We are eternally grateful for your compassion and your kindness.