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Ruth Marie Fischer of Gackle, North Dakota

March 2, 1925 — December 13, 2017

Ruth Marie Fischer of Gackle, North Dakota

Ruth Fischer, 92, Gackle, ND died Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the Wishek Living Center in Wishek, ND.

Ruth Dockter was born March 2, 1925 on the family farm seven miles NW of Streeter, ND, the daughter of August M. and Matilda (Schlenker) Dockter. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she helped on the family farm.

She and Elroy M. Fischer were married December 8, 1943 in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at Streeter, ND. They made their home on the Fischer Homestead. They farmed, milked cows and raised their family. In 2009 they moved to Valley City, ND. Ruth recently moved to the Wishek Living Center.

She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND. She drove bus for the Gackle-Streeter Schools for many years. Ruth enjoyed gardening, quilting, baking, and farm life. She loved to cook for family and friends.

She is survived by her children, June Podoll, AR; Curtis Fischer, Gackle, ND; Kelly (Gail Miska) Fischer, Jamestown, ND; Robin (Keith) Moldenhauer, Valley City, ND; 8 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Edwin Dockter, Wishek, ND, and Howard (LaRaine) Dockter, Gackle, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 sister, Vi Remboldt, and 3 brothers, Arthur, Adam and Harold.

Funeral Service - 10:30 AM Saturday December 16, 2017 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND, with Rev. Rick Steele, officiating

Visitation – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday @ Haut Funeral Home in Gackle

Interment - Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, ND


Friday, December 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Haut Funeral Home- Gackle
124 E Elm St
Gackle, North Dakota 58442

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:30 AM

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
117 Spruce St W
Gackle, ND 58442

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