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Grace Fischer

Grace Fischer, age 88 of Wall, SD, died November 22, 2008, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 26, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall, with Pastor Duane Duley officiating.

Music was provided by Mary Kay Wilson, organist, and Sister Susan Pahl, vocalist.

Ushers were Darwin Haerer and Tony Schulz. Pallbearers were Jason Hammer, Jordan Hammer, Amanda Grace Hammer, Jon Fischer, Evan Morris and Jason Hanson.

Burial was in the Wall Cemetery.

Grace A. Fischer was born on November 23, 1919, to Claude and Mae (Madison) Goodsell on the family ranch north of Wall, SD. She was the youngest daughter in a family of 12 children. Grace was educated in the rural school system and graduated from Quinn High School in 1938.

She was united in marriage to Walter H. Fischer on November 28, 1940, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Quinn.

Grace was active in an assortment of volunteer organizations, including, but not limited to, the American Red Cross, Easter Seals Society, and the Women's Auxiliary of the Carroll McDonald American Legion Post No. 246 in Wall.

In the 1960s, she and her husband owned and operated the Star Cafe and Conoco Station in Wall. Chances are that if you stopped for a meal in Wall, you came in touch with Grace. In the 1970s and 80s, she worked with her husband as a private contractor in the construction and painting business until Walter's death in June 1989. From that time until recently, she enjoyed traveling from coast to coast visiting her children and grandchildren.

Grace was a puzzle fiend and had puzzle books at her finger tips until her death. She also enjoyed embroidering. Mostly, her children and grandchildren enjoyed her cooking and silly sense of humor.

Grace is survived by her children, Norman (Joan) Fischer, Los Angeles, CA; David (Pam) Fischer, Hartford, SD; Arline (Bruce) Hammer, Pierre, SD; Charlotte Fischer, Hayes, SD; and Rita (Todd) Morris, Potomac, MD; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings.

Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall is in charge of arrangements. www.rushfuneralhome.com