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Obituaries from the week of November 5, 2008

Edith Foley, 87

Edith E. Foley, 87, of New Ulm died Monday, October 27, 2008 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass.  Burial followed in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Edith is survived by her husband, Robert Foley of New Ulm; daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa Westrup of New Ulm, Mary Foley and husband Steven Kuester of Grass Valley, California, Rita and Peter Kizberger of New Ulm, Monica and Roger Fleegel of Albert Lea; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sharon Foley of Ironwood, Michigan, William and JoAnn Foley of Bemidji, Patrick and Kathleen Foley of Northfield, Joseph Foley of Bemidji, Daniel and Janice Foley of Northfield, Thomas and Michelle Foley of Courtland; 24 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law: Anna Mae Breczinski of Amiret, Virginia and James Foley of Slayton; sisters-in-law: Phyllis Tanghe of Marshall and Beatrice Schons of Tracy.  She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, three sisters and a son-in-law, David Westrup in 2000.

Edith Elizabeth Schons was born on February 13, 1921 in Lyon County, Minnesota to John and Elizabeth (Wester) Schons.  On January 15, 1941 she united in marriage to Robert Foley at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy.  Edith was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Faith and family were the two most important things to Edith.

She loved gardening, fishing, canning, sewing, card playing, especially Bridge and traveling to visit her family.  Edith also spent a lot of her time volunteering.

Edith was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, the Christian Mothers Society, St. Anne’s Court NCSF, and Meals on Wheels.  She was also active with Birthright and a volunteer at the New Ulm Medical Center.

The family prefers memorials be given to Oak Hills Living Center, Birthright or New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.