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.

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  1. Fort Wayne IndianaI was a classmate of Julie’s at Shanley and a good friend while we were in school. We had some wonderful adventures during those days and I will never forget her, her attitude, and of coarse her smile. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

  2. Bismarck North Dakota
    I sen my sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. I worked with her several years ago and we were good friends and had so many good times and laughs together.

    I sure she will be greatly missed.

  3. Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Barb and Marie whom I’ve gotten to know over the past years. Julie was a Shanley classmate who seemed to always be smiling and had a great attitude! She will be missed.

  4. Carrington, ND
    I went to Shanley with Julie and still can see her fantastic, contagious smile, which she was always willing to share. Goc bless you, Julie, and my prayers for comfort, strength and peace to your family.

  5. Julie will live on in the hearts of all she touched. I was one of her nurses and I learned from her daily. She is one patient I will never forget. And God bless her beautiful daughters.

  6. julie always had a passion for life and love of animals and everyone who was fortunate enough to have met her I grew up with julie , we laughed and shared our dreams she was always inspiring us to live out our dreams. Julies legacy will live on forever.

  7. Bismarck ND
    Julie and I worked together during her time in Bismarck. We had some great times. I wish to extend to Julie’s family members my deepest sympathy.

  8. Bismarck ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Julie’s family. I worked with Julie at the Oil and Gas Division in the early 80’s and will never forget her great smile and sense of humor. She will surely be missed by us all.

  9. Fargo ND
    Julie and I worked together at First National Bank, dowtown Fargo, 1978-80. She trained me in the RE mortgage department. She was a wonderful person, always willing to help. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

  10. Port Orchard WashingtonWe had the pleasure of knowing Julie while she lived in our neighborhood. She was a lovely lady and we sorely miss her.
    Our prayers are with Elisha and Andrew who have both lost their mothers to cancer this fall.

  11. I was in Julie’s class at Shanley High School–her great smile and warm heart have stayed with me over the decades. I’ll keep her in my thoughts and prayers throughout the holiday season–

  12. Manassas VAI worked with Julie on the LInX Program. I will miss her. My condolences and prayers to the family in this difficult time.

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