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Charlotte LaVose Tuchscherer

Nov 28, 2020

Apr. 23, 1936 – Nov. 17, 2020

Charlotte LaVose

Tuchscherer, the daughter

of Phillip and Mildred

(Anderson) Ovitt was

born on April 23, 1936 in

Rugby, North Dakota. She

died at the age of 84 years

on Tuesday, November

17, 2020 at the Heart of

America Care Center in

Rugby, North Dakota.

Charlotte was reared in

the home of her parents

and was the second oldest

of eight children. She at-

tended school in Rugby.

She worked for a time at

Ideal Café in Rugby as a

waitress and that is where

she met her husband, Joe

after he got out of the ser-

vice. Joe and Charlotte

were united in marriage

on November 26, 1952 at

Little Flower Catholic

Church in Rugby. The

couple moved to the farm

northwest of Rugby where

they farmed, raised their

five children, had cows,

chickens and grew their

garden. Charlotte stayed

busy raising their chil-

dren, cooking meals for

hired men and always

entertaining family for the

holidays. She was an ex-

cellent cook and loved to

have everyone come to

their home. Charlotte lost

her husband, Joe to a trag-

ic tractor train accident in

June of 1969, which left

her widowed with five

young children. Two

years later, she entered a

marriage, which was later


Charlotte was a member

of the Little Flower

Catholic church, Christian

Mothers, the American

Legion Auxiliary, the Rug-

by Eagles Auxiliary and

her and Joe were also on a

bowling league. She did

hair for several years,

mostly giving perms at the

hospital and at her home.

Charlotte was famous for

her apple pies and anyone

lucky enough to get one

would tell you they were

the best they had ever

tasted! All of the children

and grandchildren loved

receiving them. In the

summer, you could find

her out mowing the lawn

once a week and maybe

more and many would

comment on what a beau-

tiful yard she had kept

and she took a lot of pride

in her yard. She lived on

the farm for 63 years and

it was very hard for her to

leave and make her new

home in town. She was

always positive, a hard

worker and a strong wom-

an, who her family will

miss dearly.

Charlotte is survived

by her five children, Mar-

tin of Williston, Valerie

(Mitch) Wainwright of

Battle Ground, WA, Bev-

erly (Dan) Schneibel of

Fargo, Marlene (Ken)

Schaan of Rugby and Joe

(Janelle) Tuchscherer of

Rugby; 13 grandchildren,

Chris, Joey & Tanner

Tuchscherer, Jim (Becka)

and Eric Wainwright,

Jesse (Jason) Monke, JoVal

(Jason) Wettlaufer, Isaac

(Kory) Schaan, Riley

(Erin) Schaan, Blake

(Heather) Schaan, Brett

Schaan, Brady & Hunter

Tuchscherer; 22 great

grandchildren; sisters,

Barbara Willenbring of

Bismarck, Doris Page of

Bismarck, Marlene Ovitt

of Minot and Janice Ovitt

of Minot; a brother, Tom

Ovitt of Kansas;

sisters-in-law, Donna

Ovitt of Coolidge, Arizona

and Edith Ovitt of Minot;

many nieces, nephews,

other relatives and

friends. She was preced-

ed in death by, her hus-

band, Joe; parents Mildred

and Phil Ovitt; brothers,

Charles and Jack;

brothers-in-law, Myron

Page, Bob Willenbring,

Ray Hoffart and Dennis

Bloomster and

sister-in-law, Joy Ovitt.

Memorial Mass of

Christian Burial was held

at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday,

Nov. 24 at Little Flower

Catholic Church in Rugby

with burial in the church

cemetery. Father Franklin

Miller, Celebrant.

Organist: Terri Jacobson

Vocal leader/ Cantor:

Jacinta Schmaltz

Casket Bearers: Chris

Tuchscherer, Joey

Tuchscherer, Blake

Schaan, Brett Schaan,

Isaac Schaan, Riley

Schaan, Brady Tuchscher-

er & Hunter Tuchscherer

Honorary Bearers: All

Grandchildren & Great


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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