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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Vikings security official dies at training camp

Vikings security official Frank Foster, 66, died early Wednesday morning in his RV outside a Minnesota State University dormitory.

The cause of death is not clear, but no autopsy is scheduled, and there is no suspicion of foul play, said Kim Klawiter, the Vikings' director of security.

Foster, a 30-year veteran of the St. Paul Police Department, had worked for the Vikings' security staff for 14 years, mostly with the head coaches. Quiet and professional, Foster was popular and well-liked.

"He had a great personality," said Klawiter, who knew Foster for 30 years and was mentored by him. "He set the example for the rest of us. If I could be half the guy he was, I'd be happy."

Klawiter had spent time with Foster around midnight when they retired for the evening. Foster preferred to stay in his RV, which was parked in a secure area, instead of in the dormitory. His colleagues were concerned when no one had seem him by 8 a.m. today. When they went to his RV, they found him in a chair, already dead.

"He looked peaceful," Klawiter said.

Foster is survived by his wife, Kathy, and two children.


Blogger dorette said...

The Fosters' are close friends of my family. Frank was a giant among men, he gave his all for over 30 years, in helping to keep the city of St. Paul safe, and for that we owe him a huge Thank you!. Frank served his country well not just by policing, but, by being a member of the military for many years. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to many. I am sure he will be missed by all that know him May the Lord be with his family during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May Frank rest in peace.


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