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Alouise "Ellie" Michlitsch

February 21, 1924 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 95)


Alouise “Ellie” Michlitsch, 95, of Mandan, passed away October 10, 2019 at Miller Pointe, Mandan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Flasher, ND with Rev. Dennis Schafer as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on October 15, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Alouise was born to John and Magdalen (Brown) Jochim on February 21, 1924 in Flasher, ND where she was raised on the family farm. 

In her early years she taught in a country school during WWII.  

On June 18, 1946 she married the love of her life, Anton “Tony” Michlitsch, in Flasher, ND.  They farmed south of Mandan before moving to Flasher. 

Her love of cooking won several cooking contests, especially her famous hamburger soup. She also enjoyed cooking family’s favorites, homemade chicken dumpling soup, caramel rolls, and buns.  Also, she enjoyed gardening, playing trivia and cards, and bird watching out her picture window. 

Christmas was always a very special to her growing up in a loving home and continued when she had a family of her own.  Blessed with a big heart and a love of children, she provided daycare in her home after her own children were grown for many years. 

Ellie will be deeply missed by her children, John (Sharon) Michlitsch, Fargo, ND, Karen (Iain) Hodge, MN, Barb (Mike) Kaplan, NY, Tony (Michele) Michlitsch, Minot, ND, Joyce (Ken) Eckroth, OH, JoAnn (Nick) Moser, MN; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her brother, John (Kathy) Jochim, Flasher, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Magdalen Jochim; her husband, Anton “Tony”; infant son; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Angie (Alex) Schafer, Joanie (Bart) Ludwig, Jackie (Robert) Slavik, Odel (Emil) Polensky, and Nettie (Tony) Barth.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Joseph Church, St. Lawrence Church, or a charity of your choice.  

Go to her Tribute Wall to sign the guestbook and share memories with her family.



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October 15, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Weigel Funeral Home
309 4th Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554

Rosary/Parish Vigil
October 15, 2019

7:00 PM
Weigel Funeral Home
309 4th Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554

Mass of Christian Burial
October 16, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery
Flasher, ND 58535

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