Eleanor Fogarty

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Eleanor H. Fogarty, 92, long time Minot resident, died Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a Minot hospital.

Eleanor was born on September 23, 1929 in Powers Lake, North Dakota, to Edward and Hilma (Kleppen) Hallum. She was raised in Columbus, ND and received her Standard Teaching Certificate in 1951 from Minot State Teacher’s College. That fall, she accepted her first teaching position as an elementary teacher in Bowbells, ND.

Eleanor was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Fogarty on November 11, 1952 in Bowbells. While Bob was serving in the U.S. Air Force, they were stationed at numerous locations including Cut Bank, MT; Kansas City, MO; Chanute Air Force Base near Rantoul, IL; Aberdeen, SD; Watertown, SD, and ultimately the Minot Air Force Base in 1965.  In addition to raising their four children and teaching, Eleanor began night and summer classes at Minot State College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1971. She would continue to teach 4th grade for over 25 years in Room 25 at North Plains Elementary School on the Minot Air Force Base.    

Eleanor was previously a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Minot. Following her husband’s passing in January of 1994, she changed her home church affiliation to Our Redeemer’s, where she since attended with family. She hosted a weekly in-home Bible Study group for many years— one of her most treasured activities. Before retiring, she and Bob traveled and explored the Hawaiian Islands as well as a number of European countries.

Her hobbies and interests included sewing, taking care of her live-in parents, hosting and engaging in bible studies, and playing UNO or dominoes with family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her loving family includes: children, Mike (Deb) Fogarty, Minot; Bob (Wanda) Fogarty, RR Minot; Steve (Jody) Fogarty, Minot, and Eleanor Ann (Jon) Erickson, RR Minot, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 41 years, Bob; and her sister, Mavis (Louis) Munson.

Celebration of Life service:  Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in Our Redeemer’s Church, Minot.  To view a delayed streaming of the service, available Friday, June 10, 2022, access https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Visitation: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.


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