Funeral services for Helen Fischer, 90, of Killdeer, N.D., were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Killdeer with Pastor Joel Sauerwein officiating. Burial followed at the Oakdale Cemetery. A prayer service was held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15.
Helen passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at the Hill Top Home of Comfort in Killdeer.
Helen Magdelena Plagge was born April 12, 1920, in Dunn County, the daughter of Henry and Sabina (Thielman) Plagge. She grew up on the family ranch located north of Killdeer along the Little Missouri River, and attended the Mountain View Grade School.
On Jan. 29, 1940, Helen married Raymond “Rex” Fischer in Manning, N.D. The couple lived in the Killdeer Mountain area for a year before moving to Vancouver, Wash. In 1945, Helen and Rex returned to the Killdeer area and began to farm north of town. Eventually, Helen and Rex made their home in Killdeer, where Helen has lived since.
In the early 1960’s, Helen began working as a cook at the Killdeer Public Schools, where she worked for over 20 years. She was fortunate to live at home until Nov. 10, at which time she moved into Hill Top Home of Comfort.
Helen loved to laugh and always had a smile on her face that would brighten any room she entered. She loved gardening, canning, playing cards and reading. Helen was a member of the American Legion Auxillary, the Senior Citizens, and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Killdeer.
Helen is survived by one son, Roger (Sherry) Fischer of Chinook, Mont.; five daughters, Mary (Wallace) Kowis of Killdeer, Lorna (Burton) Brown of Keene, N.D., Sharon Towberman of Glendive, Mont., Patsy (Marlin) Brown of Keene, and Kaylene (Jim) Reddig of Minot, N.D.; one brother Bill (Shirley) Plagge of Dickinson; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Sabina Plagge; her husband of 52 years, Rex; one son, William “Buster” Fischer; one daughter, Lynette Fischer; one son-in-law, Melvin Towberman; two sisters, Georgie Guimont and Hattie Plagge, and three grandchildren.
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