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Natalie Foster

Natalie Foster, age 84 of Wall, SD, died January 21, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall, with Pastor Curtis Garland officiating.

Music was provided by Gene, Dean, Dale and Gale Patterson. Ushers were DIck Johnson and Dennis Sieler.

Interment will be at the First Lutheran Cemetery in Mahnomen, MN.

Natalie Ruth Pederson was born November 7, 1925, at Gayville, SD, the second of six children born to Roy E. and Gladys (Masker) Pederson. At the age of five her family moved to Rapid City. She attended Lincoln, Washington, and Wilson Elementary Schools in Rapid City, and Central High School where she graduated in 1943.

Natalie was united in marriage to Miles J. Wermager on September 12, 1943, in Paris, TX. When her husband went to Europe in 1944, Natalie and her sister Lorraine went to Washington, D.C., where they were employed by the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

When Miles was discharged in 1945, they made their home in Mahnomen, MN, where their three daughters were born. She worked as a sales clerk for various businesses, retiring from JC Penney's in Detroit Lakes, MN, in 1989.

Her husband, Miles, passed away July 29, 1987.

In October 1989, Natalie moved to Wall, SD, to be near her mother. While living in Wall, she met and married Bernard Foster on November 29, 1991. While in Wall, she worked for the Wall Drug Store for six years. In July 2001, Natalie suffered a stroke that paralyzed her entire right side.

Natalie was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #246, the First Lutheran Church, Mary Martha's, Lutheran Ladies Sewing Circle, and the Sons of Norway.

Survivors include her husband, Bernard, of Wall; two daughters, Cheryl Swinehart and her husband, Jeffery, of Aurora, CO, and Christie Pischke and her husband, Michael of Bridgewater, SD; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a step-son, Kevin Foster and his wife, Kara, of Box Elder; a step-daughter, Janis Yager and her husband, Bob, of Montgomery, IL; five step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Steve Hackley of Ft. Collins, CO; one brother, Gordon Pederson and his wife, Betty, of Wall; three sisters, Audrey Harnisch and her husband, Carl, of Kingman, AZ, Kay Leonard and her husband, Bill, of Wall, and JoAnn Metcalf and her husband, Joe, of Antioch, CA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her first husband Miles, Natalie was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Hackley, her parents, and one sister, Lorraine Sisk.

A memorial is established. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com