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.