May 26, 1958 ~ December 10, 2010
Julie was born in Fargo on May 26, 1958 to Evelyn (Schwinden) and Frank Fischer. She graduated from Shanley High School and began working in the financial industry immediately after graduation.
After marrying Douglas Eggebraten of Bismarck, ND, Julie give birth to two daughters, Elisha Jean and Nicole Lee. Doug and Julie lived in Fargo, Sioux Falls, SD, and Bismarck ND and ultimately settled in Kennewick, WA. Julie graduated from the Columbia Basin College of Pasco, Washington with a degree in Criminal Justice.
After moving to the Port Orchard, WA area, Julie married Mark Lingenfelter and they raised the two young girls to adulthood.
Julie was involved in many areas of law enforcement but her origination of the LInX network was her greatest achievement. Her information technology expertise helped mastermind this program and since its inception has solved thousands of crimes nationwide as it served as a law enforcement information sharing venture.
Equally as important to Julie was her family. Her children and grandchildren eclipsed her extraordinary career achievements and her greatest joy was cooking and entertaining for them. She was an avid gardener, a great animal lover and a wonderful cook.
Her family of origin was blessed to care for her as she returned to hometown after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
She leaves as survivors her children, Elisha (Andrew) Lawman, Nicole Eggebraten and partner Megan Boehme, grandchildren Makayla Jai and Analeigh Joy Lawman, mother Evelyn Fischer, sisters Marie (Ed) Mars, Barb (Mark) Altringer, brother Gary Fischer. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Fischer, and mother in law, Sandy Eggebraten, whom she cared for during her illness.
We regret that her time with us with short but gratified that it was so fruitful! She will be remembered by many for her megawatt smile and glowing beauty both inside and out. Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation or any Abused Animal funds.