Carolyn (Duchscher) Lacher Van Raden, age 90, died Friday, December 25, 2015 at her home in Fargo, ND, surrounded by her loving family.
Carolyn was born June 21, 1925 to Charles and Francis (Volk) Duchscher in Rugby, ND. She attended Reno Valley School; a one room schoolhouse that was 2 miles from her home, and later, Hankinson Convent High School. She was married to Bartholmeau Lacher on June 25, 1945. He passed away in 1972. She was also preceded in death by her baby son, Gerhart Lacher, and daughter, Caren Marie. On December 17, 1976 she married Roy Van Raden. He died in 1995. Also preceding her in death were her brothers: Carl, Joe, Walter, Nick, Jim, Chris, Herman, and Gus Duchscher; her sisters: Elizabeth Jundt, Catherine Deeter, Vernice Knutson, and Johanna Hoffert; and a son-in-law, Arthur Martel.
She is survived by her children: Verla Martel, Gerald (Robin) Lacher, Vernice (Leroy) Wegner, Arthur Lacher; Edane (Lester) Johnson; Pamela Carr; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; her brother, John (Bernie) Duchscher; her sister, Anna Mae (Russ) Bezanson; and her loving friend and companion, Ed Volesky
Carolyn was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved her family with strength and passion. She will be especially missed by all she left behind.
Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Interment at Little Flower Cemetery, Rugby, ND at a later date.