Ruth Fischer


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Fischer, 92, Gackle, ND died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Wishek Living Center in Wishek, ND.

Ruth Dockter was born March 2, 1925 on the family farm seven miles northwest of Streeter, ND, the daughter of August M. and Matilda (Schlenker) Dockter. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she helped on the family farm.

She and Elroy M. Fischer were married December 8, 1943 in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at Streeter, ND.  They made their home on the Fischer Homestead.  They farmed, milked cows and raised their family.  In 2009 they moved to Valley City, ND. Ruth recently moved to the Wishek Living Center.

She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND. She drove bus for the Gackle-Streeter Schools for many years. Ruth enjoyed gardening, quilting, baking, and farm life. She loved to cook for family and friends.

She is survived by her children, June Podoll, AR, Curtis Fischer, Gackle, ND, Kelly (Gail Miska) Fischer, Jamestown, ND, and Robin (Keith) Moldenhauer, Valley City, ND; 8 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Edwin Dockter, Wishek, ND, and Howard (LaRaine) Dockter, Gackle, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 sister, Vi Remboldt, and 3 brothers, Arthur, Adam and Harold.

Funeral Service – 10:30 AM  Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND, with Rev. Rick Steele, officiating

Visitation – 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday at Haut Funeral Home in Gackle

Interment – Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, ND

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