Aaron and Kathryn Foster Memorial

$17,221 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 286 people in 35 months
Krista Boland
on behalf of Brian Aaron James
 COTTAGE GROVE, MN

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Hello everyone,

My name is Krista Boland, Brian Foster's sister-in-law. Aaron and Kathryn Foster, ages 12 and 9, were very excited to spend a month this summer with family in Ohio. They were planning on staying with their grandmother for most of the month and were thrilled to have a slumber party with their aunt while they were there.

They were planning to come home in early July to take their favorite trip of the year with all of us to Jellystone Park in Warrens, WI.  

In the early morning of June 14th, a fire started in the basement of the house they were staying in with their aunt and cousin. 

It is with an extremely heavy heart I have to say that Aaron and Kathryn did not survive.

We ask you for your help with expenses in getting them home. Brian and Laura are on the way to Columbus, Ohio right now to get their babies. The fund will support the need for room, board and travel costs along the way, as well as cremation in Columbus, followed by a memorial service back in Minnesota.

We appreciate any help for all that will be needed in the coming months. This is a very hard and heavy road to face after the loss of two beautiful babies.
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Join us Friday, July 1st at 11:00 AM for a memorial to celebrate the lives of Aaron and Kathryn Foster, ages 12 and 9, who passed away June 14th in Columbus, Ohio.

Aaron and Kathryn brought so much light and love to our lives - and the lives of everyone they met. Our little buddha belly (Aaron), and sweet Kapper (Kathryn) loved to dance, play, and create! Like their mom, they were artists at heart, empathetic, passionate, and as close as siblings could be. They were truly best friends.

Our lives have forever changed and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of love, support, and generosity shared in this most challenging of times.

As a tribute to our beautiful ducklings, we ask that you bring a stem or two of a favorite flower which we will join with the flowers of all who attend to create a beautiful bouquet in their honor.

Love,
Brian and Laura

Event Details:
Friday, July 1st
Memorial Service: 11:00 AM
Irvine Park, 251 Walnut St., St. Paul, 55102
Reception/Lunch 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Schmidt Artist Lofts (Clubhouse), 900 7th St. W., St. Paul, MN 55102

Parking:
Irvine Park: There is free parking nearby; St. Paul Police will be onsite directing traffic.
Schmidt Artist Lofts: Free event parking will be provided, look for signs directing you.

The event is open to the public.
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Hi everyone,

This is Brian - I am still in Columbus, OH waiting to bring my babies home. It looks like they will be released tomorrow into my care.

I wanted to share an event with all of you. Aaron and Kathryn's school will be having a community gathering on Tuesday evening at 6:00 P.M. in the school gym to give CVA staff and families a chance to be together and share memories. The children also have many friends from the Wayzata area that we welcome with open arms.

Here is the link to event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735021530080366/

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love, support and prayers you've shared with us in this time.

Brian
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Aaron and Kathryn Foster Memorial has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to Tony And Amy, Terry , Jamie and all you other amazing supporters. Please continue to share so Brian and Laura have one less thing to worry about.
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As most fathers are spending this day with their children in celebration, Brian and Laura are living a horrific nightmare waiting to bring their babies home. Please lift them up in prayer, love, and positive vibes today as they live the most difficult Father's Day anyone could ever face.
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Ian Weber
35 months ago
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Brian and Laura, as you know I am really good friends with Aaron, and Katherine, I was devastated when I heard that this happened. My thoughts are and will be with you. I am very sorry. If you ever need anyone to talk to or to tell about Aaron, I hope you would call me 651-486-0326. Sincerely, Ian Weber

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Elissa Kuchenmeister
35 months ago
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The Kuchenmeisters hearts are with you, especially Nissa. She is so grateful to have known Kathryn and will always remember her.

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Carol Corene Keteri Husfeldt
35 months ago
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Brian and Laura, My heart is breaking for you. My daughter Annabelle and Kathryn were such good friends at Gleason Lake. Please, please contact me if you need anything at all 952-426-8130. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers, I wish you peace.

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Heidi Huston Miller
35 months ago
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Brian and Laura, so very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time.

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Jessica Holmes
35 months ago

Brian n Laura I am so sorry for yr loss. My nephew just passed on June 6th n I can relate what yr both are going through. Hugs n prayers to the both of you.

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Kim Tyler Beebe
35 months ago

My daughter Bekah was in Aarons class at school. I am broken hearted for you both. May the memories of good times pull you through the tough time you have right now. I am so sorry.

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Mariah Alvarez
35 months ago

I'm devastated to hear this news. I knew Kathryn and Aaron very well. They would come over to play with my younger brothers a lot. My heart goes out to the family of Kathryn and Aaron.

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Yuki Wilichowski
35 months ago

I don't know you remember me but I lived in your neighborhood with them, they always brough a smile on my face especially when I would hang out with them when I was younger. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please call if you need anything 952-473-0246

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Crystal McMaster
35 months ago

im so so sorry for your loss, this is heartbreaking at the hardest :( i cant imagine what your going through

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Vito & Tina Valentinetti
34 months ago
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KP
$100
Karen Piloco
34 months ago
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AB
$40
Amanda Bowler
34 months ago

My husband was one of Aaron's teachers. He said Aaron was a joy to have in class. So sorry for your loss.

DS
$25
Dan Shumaker
34 months ago

sorry so late, sorry for everything, so sad for you brother.

$15
Anonymous
34 months ago
BB
$30
Barbara Brown
35 months ago
LP
$50
Lisa Peterson-Nelson
35 months ago

With deepest sympathy, Lisa and Jim Nelson 655 Harmony Circle

AV
$20
ALICE VEGA
35 months ago
MV
$25
Micaela Vega
35 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

EM
$200
Erik Madland
35 months ago
Ian Weber
35 months ago
3
3

Brian and Laura, as you know I am really good friends with Aaron, and Katherine, I was devastated when I heard that this happened. My thoughts are and will be with you. I am very sorry. If you ever need anyone to talk to or to tell about Aaron, I hope you would call me 651-486-0326. Sincerely, Ian Weber

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Elissa Kuchenmeister
35 months ago
2
2

The Kuchenmeisters hearts are with you, especially Nissa. She is so grateful to have known Kathryn and will always remember her.

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Carol Corene Keteri Husfeldt
35 months ago
1
1

Brian and Laura, My heart is breaking for you. My daughter Annabelle and Kathryn were such good friends at Gleason Lake. Please, please contact me if you need anything at all 952-426-8130. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers, I wish you peace.

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Heidi Huston Miller
35 months ago
1
1

Brian and Laura, so very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time.

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Jessica Holmes
35 months ago

Brian n Laura I am so sorry for yr loss. My nephew just passed on June 6th n I can relate what yr both are going through. Hugs n prayers to the both of you.

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Kim Tyler Beebe
35 months ago

My daughter Bekah was in Aarons class at school. I am broken hearted for you both. May the memories of good times pull you through the tough time you have right now. I am so sorry.

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Mariah Alvarez
35 months ago

I'm devastated to hear this news. I knew Kathryn and Aaron very well. They would come over to play with my younger brothers a lot. My heart goes out to the family of Kathryn and Aaron.

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Yuki Wilichowski
35 months ago

I don't know you remember me but I lived in your neighborhood with them, they always brough a smile on my face especially when I would hang out with them when I was younger. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please call if you need anything 952-473-0246

+ Read More
Crystal McMaster
35 months ago

im so so sorry for your loss, this is heartbreaking at the hardest :( i cant imagine what your going through

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