Euphemia “Fanny” Deichert, 94, Flasher, passed away peacefully January 5, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Bismarck, ND.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM CST on Friday, January 10, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Flasher, ND with Rev. Dennis Schafer as celebrant, and Rev. Col. Joseph Deichert and Rev. Gary Benz as concelebrants. Burial will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 12:00-3:00 PM CST at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, followed by a visitation at St Lawrence Catholic Church from 5:00-8:00 PM CST with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 PM CST. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday
Fanny was born on January 19, 1925 to Louie and Aurora (Ternes) Koch and was the oldest living sibling of 20 children. She was raised and educated in Shields ND. Fanny married Martin Deichert Jr. on November 21, 1944. Together they raised their son Max on their farm south of St. Gertrude where Max resides today. In 1972, they semi-retired and moved to Flasher. In 1998, Fanny retired and moved to Mandan. Fanny and Martin also cared for their very special niece, “Little Genny” (Tishmack) Dienstmann.
Fanny was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was a wonderful cook, especially German meals. Her homemade noodles, cheese buttons and kuchen were loved by many. She was known as “the lady with the green thumb” and could grow anything she touched into something beautiful. Fanny lived her life for the Lord and volunteered over 50 years in caring for the church and priests in her local parishes of St. Gertrude and St. Lawrence. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Gertrude and St. Lawrence and also the Catholic Order Foresters. While at St. Gertrude, Fanny helped paint the high school while her husband Martin laid the floor tile in the school and the church. Fanny loved to dance, host card parties and work outside in her gardens. She also enjoyed crocheting, canning and playing dominos.
Fanny will be dearly missed by her son, Max; her niece, Genny (Dean); and grandchildren, Cora and Mitch; seven sisters; and four brothers.
Fanny was preceded in death by her loving husband, Martin, her parents, five sisters, three brothers, six brothers-in-law, and her daughter-in-law.
A special thank you to Fanny’s sister Daisy, for spending so much time caring for her and visiting her while in Lakewood and St. Vincents.
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