ORIENT — Beatrice “Bea” Foerster, 72, of Orient, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Faulkton Healthcare Center.
Burial mass will be at 10 a.m., Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Orient. The Revs. Tom Clement and Joji Itukulapati will be officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Polo. A wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Orient, with visitation one hour prior.
Beatrice Bonita Foerster was born on Oct. 5, 1940, at the Faulkton Hospital to Leo and Mayme (Kopecky) Foerster. She graduated from high school in Polo in 1959.
She worked for both the priest in Polo, and at the Polo High School for many years.
She was a past member of St. Liborious Catholic Church, and a church band member. She was a long-time member of the Orient/Polo Right to Life Organization and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Orient, and St. Joseph’s Altar Society.
She enjoyed watching and playing softball. She was on the 1981 Orient women’s state slow-pitch championship team.
She is survived by her sister, Marcella (Eddie) Craze of Sun Lake, Ariz.: her brother, Art (Rosie) Foerster of Lincoln, Neb.; sister-in-law, Janize Nissen of Rapid City; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Lee, Bonnie, Duane and Mary Ann.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton is in charge of arrangements.
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