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Evelyn Fischer

February 01, 1928 - January 12, 2016


January 15, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Prayer Service

January 15, 2016
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service

January 16, 2016
- 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

St. Mary's Cathedral


Boulger Funeral Home

Evelyn Fischer

February 01, 1928 - January 12, 2016


Evelyn Louise (Schwinden) Fischer was born February 1, 1928 to Agnes (Kluck) Schwinden and Mortiz J. Schwinden.  She was their second of six children and first daughter, to the brothers and sister that followed, known as “Sis”.  She grew up in Fargo, ND attended St. Mary’s Cathedral Grade School and graduated Salutatorian from Sacred Heart Academy. She married Frank Fischer May 13, 1950 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church, Fargo, ND.

Evelyn was a sportsperson and career woman long before it was cool to do so. Early on she played softball and excelled at bowling for many decades. She bagged her fair share of North Dakota pheasants and Minnesota fish; particularly lethal to gophers with her .22 pistol. Her banking career at Northwest Savings and Loan spanned four decades while raising four children, and managed to put a home cooked meal on the table most every night! She was a long time member of St. Mary’s Cathedral, to whom she volunteered years of service.

After retirement, she became a “gentlewoman” farmer at her hobby farm near Glyndon. Her grandkids in particular are remembering her caring for and raising, horses, chickens, vegetable gardens, dogs and about a thousand cats.

Her four children include, Marie (Edward) Mars, Dilworth, MN; Gary, Ada, MN; Barbara (Mark) Altringer, Plymouth, MN and a daughter, Julie who preceded her in death.  Also predeceasing her were her parents, one brother, Albert (Bud).  She leaves behind her sister Elaine Cihak, brothers Don (Pat) Schwinden, Ken (Norma) Schwinden, Morrie (Cathy) Schwinden.  Twelve grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 5-7:00 P.M. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Mass: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo.


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5 responses to “Evelyn Fischer”

  1. Cindy Schwinden says:

    May you find comfort, support and strength from those you love at this most difficult time. Losing your mom is life altering. Evelyn, your mom, was such woderous lady and sometimes “tough as can be.” I admired this about her. May memories of her bring you comfort.

    Love and peace,
    Cindy Schwinden and Mike Weiss

  2. Colleen (Ouellette) Burfening says:

    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Evelyn was a very special lady in our neighborhood. I remember her chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting. I have not found a recipe for that frosting yet that matches hers. When we had sleep overs she made the best popcorn too. I have very found memories of your mom.

  3. Lucretia Wadnizak Sauck says:

    I remember working with Evelyn at various events for St. Mary’s. Her and Elaine always sat 2 or 3 rows in front of my parents in church (Dad sat behind the pillar to stretch out his knees), and they used to joke a bit. Evelyn always seemed to look at the bright side of things, and I was happy/sad to hear she was going to live with her daughter. She was a bright light in a darkening world and will be missed.

  4. carolhaskin says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time! It is a cold January and so sorry for all who are going through this at this time! Love carol

  5. Elisha Lawman says:

    Evelyn was the kind of grandmother that kids dream of. She encouraged you, hugged you, and told you you could do it. She taught me many things including cooking, baking, and gardening. She was so determined and a bit competitive and I think I got that from her. I will miss her hugs, I will miss the smell of her perfume, and I’ll miss her “uff-da” I love you grandma

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