Katherine Ruth Fischer, age 77 of Fargo, passed into glory on April 15, 2006 in Bethany Homes, Fargo, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Katherine Ellingson was born on March 11, 1929 in Fargo, ND to Theodore and Minnie (Loberg) Ellingson. She grew up on a farm near Harwood, ND and attended grade school in a one-room school house. She graduated from Oak Grove High School in Fargo and attended Interstate Business College. Kathy married Robert Fischer on August 3, 1950 at St. Mary?s Cathedral in Fargo. After their marriage, Kathy remained at home to raise their children and was also an active member of Church of the Nativity.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 8 siblings and 1 grandson.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Robert of Fargo; 8 children, Steven (Susan) Fischer of Kent, WA, Douglas (Kay) Fischer of Wichita, KS, Wayne Fischer of Kent, WA, Diann Fischer of Fargo, Keith (Wanda) Fischer of Fargo, Carol Fischer of Brooklyn Park, MN, Susan Fischer of Fargo, Mary Fischer of Eden Prairie, MN; 8 grandchildren, Shawna, Brooke, Devon, Kristina, Michael, Adam, Luke, Jane; 3 sisters, Florence Brevik of Missoula, MT, Lillian Offerman of Bismarck, ND and Gladys Kile of West Fargo, ND.
Memorials are preferred to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Dakota Chapter, 2801 Main Ave., Fargo, ND, 58103.
The funeral Mass for Kathy will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 1:30 pm at Church of the Nativity in Fargo. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass in the church on Wednesday and also on Tuesday from 4-7 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Burial will be at Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.