Marcella "Sally" Chapman

Marcella “Sally” Marion Chapman, 96, Fargo, ND passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. She was born on August 29, 1923 to Joseph and Marie (Geisinger) Fleck in Harvey, ND. She grew up on a farm near Harvey and attended country school and high school in Harvey. After high school, Sally worked as a nurse’s aide in the hospital during WWII. She then moved to Devils Lake, where she worked for the phone company as a switchboard operator. On June 14, 1947 she was united in marriage to Thomas Chapman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devils Lake. The couple lived in Grand Forks during Tom’s time at UND. They later lived in Fergus Falls, Bismarck, and Fargo. She is survived by her children, Cathleen C. Ehlert, South St. Paul, MN, Mary F. Windmiller, Fargo, ND, Thomas Robert (Barbara) Chapman, Baxter, MN; grandchildren; Paula Ehlert, Michael (Misty) Ehlert, Brandie (Rudolph) James, Kristina (Christopher) Silva, Jesse Windmiller, Brian (Amanda) Chapman, Emily Chapman; and great-grandchildren, Thomas Chapman, Elaine Chapman, Tyler Randall, Braxton James, Rudie James, Kylie Nickel, Samantha Ehlert; siblings, Stella (Gene) Dumas; Helen Senger, and Jack (Joyce) Fleck. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom; and siblings, Leo and James Fleck. The family would like to thank the staff of the Sanford Palliative Care unit for their loving and supportive care. There will be a funeral Mass at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

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