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Edna Foshaug

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Aug. 19, 1925-Feb. 10, 2008

Former Detroit Lakes resident Edna A. Foshaug, 82, of Fergus Falls died Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the Pioneer Retirement Community.

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Edna Alice Lofthus was born the daughter of Lewis and Mabel (Sveback) Lofthus on Aug. 19, 1925 in Fergus Falls. She was baptized and confirmed in the Trefoldighed Lutheran Church, rural Battle Lake and attended various rural schools throughout Otter Tail County. Edna and Leonard Foshaug were married in 1947, and together they had two children, LaVey and Lowell.

Edna was a beautician and had operated a beauty shop out of her home; she had also been employed with Medallion Kitchens, and had worked in the restaurant business as a waitress and a cook. She enjoyed gardening, lawn work, planting flowers, painting pictures, doing puzzles, reading and playing cards.

Edna had lived in Fergus Falls, Mesa, Ariz., Fargo, Detroit Lakes, and for a number of years by rural Underwood before moving to an apartment in Fergus Falls. In October 2005 she entered the Pioneer Retirement Community, where she was living at the time of her death.

Surviving Edna are her daughter, LaVay Dillon of Snohomish, Wash.; one son, Lowell Foshaug of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren; several great grandchildren; five sisters, Clarice Johnson of Fergus Falls, Lillian Bednarz of Detroit Lakes, Gladys Larson of Dalton, Mildred Solin and Evelyn Rud, both of Fergus Falls; one brother, Orval Lofthus of Detroit Lakes; and by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Her parents, Lewis and Mabel Lofthus, preceded Edna in death.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 14 at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, with the Rev. Harry Olson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Glende-Nilson Funeral Home.

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