Anna Marie Fischer, age 97, of Terry, Montana passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Prairie Community Hospital.
Anna was born 6 miles south of Marsh, Montana on October 12, 1912, the daughter of Adolf and Christina (Gebhardt) Ulrich. She attended Country School and helped out on the family farm until her marriage to August Fischer on December 22, 1934. After Anna and August were married they moved to Long Lake, SD and lived there until 1940 when they moved back to Marsh, MT. When World War II broke out they moved to Yakima, WA where they worked in the shipping yards. In 1944 they moved back to Fallon, MT where she made her home until the last five years when she moved into the Prairie Community Hospital.
Anna loved to quilt, cook and spend time in her garden along with canning, but she truly loved being able to spend time with her grandchildren and making them gingersnap cookies. Anna was a member of the Hope American Lutheran Church.
Anna is survived by her sons, Garfield (Jeannette) Fischer of Terry, MT, Calvin (Eldora) Fischer of Fairfield, MT, Adolph (Patty) Fischer of Fallon, MT; daughters Deloris Hjorth of Gillette, WY, Arvilla Fischer of Miles City; one sister Marion Young of Miles City; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren and nine great–great grandchildren.
Anna is preceded in death by her husband, August in 1973; two sons, Leo and Melvin Fischer; and five brothers.
Visitation was held on Friday, April 16, 2010 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry, MT. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 17 at the Hope American Lutheran Church in Fallon, MT. Interment followed in the family lot of the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Should friends desire, memorial may be sent to Hope American Lutheran Church in Fallon.
Published April 21, 2010