Dewey Folkestad(1933 - 2012)

Dewey Lawrence Folkestad, 78


Aug. 25, 1933 - Aug. 5, 2012

On Oct. 6, a celebration of life service for Dewey Folkestad, age 78, will be held at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Bloomington. A gathering will take place at 10:00, a service will be held at 11:00 with a luncheon to follow.

Dewey was born in Montevideo, MN to Minnie (Espelind) and Dewey Folkestad. He graduated from Montevideo High School in 1952. Dewey married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Haugen, on September 13, 1953 in Seattle, WA. He joined the Army and spent three years in active duty, serving with the Army Signal Corps. Dewey graduated from SD State College in Brookings, SD in 1958 with a degree in pharmacy.

Dewey volunteered at the Planes of Fame Museum at Flying Cloud Airport, and was a member of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society in Bloomington.

Dewey is survived by his wife Bev; children Julie Bieber (companion Ralph Schmitt), Kathy Boesch; Kristi Russo, and John (Sheila); grandchildren Kelsey, Garrett and Kari Boesch, Amy Bieber, and Maggie, Claire, and Rachel Folkestad; siblings Stan Folkestad , Evie Ostlie (Clarence), Lorraine Widme, June Peterson (Claus), half-brother Mark Folkestad, sister-in-law Nelly Folkestad , sister-in-law Pat Haugen, and sister-and brother-in law Jean and Walter Appleseth. He was preceded in death by brother Merald Folkestad, sister-in-law Jeanette Iverson and Doris Folkestad and brother-in-laws Robert Widme, Owen Haugen and Mayo Iverson.

Our family would like to thank the Fairview- Southdale staff for the compassionate care he received.

Memorials are preferred "In Memory of Dewey Folkestad" to Transfiguration Lutheran Church 11000 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431 or to Cardiovascular Services at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 800 East 28th Street, Mail Route 16509, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3799.

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 1, 2012