Anne Mary (Jaeger) Duchscher, the daughter of Lawrence and Eva (Schall) Jaeger was born March 17, 1923 in Rugby, North Dakota. She died at the age of 91 years on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby, North Dakota.
Anne was raised in the rural farm home of her parents at Fulda, North Dakota. She received her education in Silva graduating from high school in 1941. Following graduation, Anne left for Tacoma, Washington where she worked in the ship yards building aircraft carriers during World War II. Following the war she went to California with her two sisters where she worked in the Central Bank as a teller and as an IBM operator. Anne returned to North Dakota in 1947 where she was united in marriage to Walter Duchscher on June 30, 1947 at the Little Flower Catholic church in Rugby. Following their marriage, Walter and Anne purchased a farm near Silva where they lived, farmed and raised their family. In 1980, the couple retired and moved to Rugby. Walter died on September 14, 1999. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her faith in God and her church were a very important part of her life. She was a long-time member of Little Flower Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Fillmore, a member of Catholic Daughters of America, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and a former member of the Rugby school transportation board. She served for 30 years on the election boards in Silva and Rugby. Other interests included crocheting, ceramics, playing cards, dancing and bowling. She spent countless hours doing volunteer work at the Haaland Home and the Heart of America Medical Center. Anne enjoyed many card games with her friends.
Anne is survived by sons, Walden (Marjorie) of Havre, Montana; Charles (Linda Rae) and Keith (Linda Kay) both of Rugby; and Richard (Patricia) of Missoula, Montana; daughters, Bernadette Duchscher of Rochester, Minnesota; and Teresa (Mark) McGuigan of Fargo; grandchildren, Nadine Bang, Darcy Ebert, Tina Duchscher, Rachael Ketterling, Jeff and Michael Duchscher, Heather and Reed Duchscher, Ryan, Rachel and Laura McGuigan; great-grandchildren, Ella and Mitchell Ebert, Katelyn, Andrew, Jaclyn and Austin Duchscher, Tyler and Hailey Ketterling, Trystan, Dominic and Quinn Duchscher; sisters, Sister Bernadette Jaeger of Hankinson, and Irene (Jack) Igers of Warsaw, Wisconsin; brothers, Christ (Diane) Jaeger of Rugby and Jerome (Ann) Jaeger of Bismarck, sisters-in-law Ronnie & Lena Jaeger; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years; a son, Gus in 1972; 5 sisters, Sister Magdalena Jaeger, Monica Chambers, Barbara Wooley, Margaret Jaeger and Theresa Zorbas; 3 brothers, Joe, Louie and John Jaeger; and her parents.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 16th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery. Father T.T. Paulraj , Celebrant. and Fr. Paul Duchschere, Fr. Dan Mrnarevic, Msgr. Fr. Joseph Senger and Fr. Thanaiah Marneni, Concelebrants. Deacon Arlen Blessum, assisting.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with a rosary and vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 9 until 10:30 a.m, all in the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. There will be no reviewal in the Church.
Organist: Glenda Mack Vocal Leader/Cantor: Galen Mack
Casket Bearers: Sons, Charles and Richard Duchscher, Grandsons, Jeff, Mike and Reed Duchscher, Ryan McGuigan.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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