Susan Fischer Starts New Job, Caring for Pets in Heaven


Mass of Christian Burial for Susan Fisher, 73, of Mobridge was held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Catholic Church of Assumption in Kenel.

Burial was at the Catholic Cemetery in Kenel under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Susan passed away Feb. 27, 2012, in Bismarck, N.D.

Susan Mary Martin Fisher was born on August 13, 1938, to Margaret Martin Walking Elk.  She was raised by her grandparents, Frank and Mary Martin, in Kenel. She attended a boarding school in Marty and high school in McLaughlin.
She married Waldemar Stugelmeyer and from this union four daughters were born: Marlene, Mary Lou, Karen, and Kelly. She spent 13 years raising her daughters in McLaughlin.
In 1969, she met Charles Fisher.  They were wed and moved to Minneapolis, Minn.  She and Charles enjoyed traveling, playing cards, boating, fishing and raising several pets, including their dogs Missy and Mitch.

After losing Charles in 1999, Susan lived on the Traxinger Ranch south of McLaughlin near her daughter Marlene until 2005 when she moved to Mobridge.
She treasured her time visiting relatives and friends.  She and her cat, Miss Kitty, loved to cook for anyone who stopped by to see her.  Susan had a soft spot for her pets. She was often teased that she would one day be working as a caretaker at “Rainbow Bridge” in Heaven for all the animals. On the morning of Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, Susan started her new job…

She is survived by her daughters, Marlene (Bryant) Traxinger of McLaughlin, Mary Lou Maxon of Arvada, Colo., Karen Gullickson of Fort Yates, N.D., and Kelly (Randy) Steen of Mandan, N.D.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Bobby, Clyde, Cliff, Gil and Eugene; and one sister, Linda.

 She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret, her grandparents, Frank and Mary; one grandchild, Daniel; two brothers, Larry and Red (Nathan); and two sisters, Kathleen and Bernadine.

Casket bearers were her grandchildren, Sonny, Jess, Charlie, Tadd, Tatum, Lacy, Jordan, Tanner, Zach and Skyler.

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