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Freda Irene Foster

Posted August 31, 2012 in Boone, Obituaries

Freda Irene Foster

April 9, 1913 – August 31, 2012

Freda Irene Forster, age 99, of Boone, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone where she has been a resident since 2003.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 712 12th Street in Boone, with Rev. Lindsay Watkins officiating. Interment will be in the Boone Memorial Gardens in Boone.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 4 at Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home located at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the service time.

Freda Irene Menough was born April 9, 1913 at Ogden, Iowa, the daughter of John and Luella (Klages) Menough.

Freda attended Ogden Schools and moved to Boone in 1926 where she graduated from Boone High School in 1931.

On May 13, 1933, Freda was married to Clarence Franz Forster in Ogden, Iowa. They were blessed with three children.

Freda was an active lifelong member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Boone. She was involved with the Women’s Guild and Servants of the King Circle. In her earlier years, she was active in choir, quartet and was a soloist. Freda was vice president of the Trinity Lutheran School P.T.A. from 1943 to 1944 and president from 1945 to 1946. Before her retirement, she worked at the Deuel Drug Store in Boone.

Her hobbies were flower gardening, playing bridge and pinochle, music and cooking. Four of her classmates moved into Courtyard Terrace 72 years after graduating together.

Freda is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her three sisters and two brothers.

Freda is survived by her three children, her son, Rodney Forster of Story City, Iowa; her son, Glen Forster (Carol Ann) of Boone, Iowa; her daughter, Carol Crouse (Dale) of Boone, Iowa; her four grandchildren, Jeffrey Forster of Boone, Iowa; Michael Forster of Boone, Iowa; Brenda Hakanson (Bo) of Grundy Center, Iowa; Steven Forster of Seattle, Washington; her two great grandsons, Gunnar Forster of Boone, Iowa and Jaden Hakanson of Grundy Center, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In memory of Freda, memorials may be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home located at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is handling the arrangements.

Information provided by:
Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home
503 Story Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

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