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Donald and Evelyn Fisher

Husband's Full Name:  Donald I. Fisher

Husband's Place of Birth:  Manfred, ND

Husband's Father's Name: Guy D. Fisher

Husband's Mother's Name: Lena Omett

Husband's Siblings' Names: Forest, Violet Frazer, Earl, Arnold, Donald, Kermit

Wife's Full Name:  Evelyn Ostrem Fisher

Wife's Place of Birth:  Tioga, ND

Wife's Father's Name:  Even Ostrem

Wife's Mother's Name:  Kjersti Heen

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Ivan, Lars, Bertha Satterlee, Henry, Ted, Christine Anderson, Arnt, Ingrid Reinholt and Ivar

Children's Names: Larry, Darrell

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Don Fisher, 80, Harvey, died Saturday, April 9, 1994 at his home.  The funeral was Thursday in First Lutheran Church with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, both Harvey.


He was born February 7, 1914, in Manfred to Guy and Lena Fisher.  He grew up and attended grade school there and high school in Harvey.  He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in western North Dakota. In 1935 he began working for the Soo Line Railroad on the section crew out of Manfred.


He married Evelyn Ostrem July 3, 1936 in Minot.  They lived in Manfred.  They moved to Sparks, Nevada in 1942 and later to Richmond, California where he worked for a railroad.  They returned to Manfred in 1943 and later moved to Harvey. He continued working with the Soo Line Railroad as a brakeman and conductor.  He retired in 1976.  He then worked as the caretaker for the Harvey Golf Club for several years. 


He was involved in golfing and bowling leagues in Harvey.  He was a charter member of the Wells Eagles Aerie in Harvey and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Harvey. 

*Source:  Manfred News - Dec 8, 1938 - Mr. and Mrs. Don Fisher moved into the former Joe Tessem house this week.


From Evelyn’s obituary

July 22, 1996


Evey was born in Williams County near Tioga, ND to Even and Kersti (Heen) Ostrem.  She grew up and attended school near Tioga.  She married Don I. Fisher on July 3, 1936 at Minot, ND.  They lived in Manfred, ND where Don worked for the Soo Line Railroad and she was a homemaker.  In 1942 they moved to Sparks, Nevada and to Richmond, CA where they lived for a year before returning to Manfred and later to their home in Harvey, ND.


Don died April 9, 1994.  Evey was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Harvey.  Evey enjoyed golfing, bowling and being with friends and family.


Evey is survived by a son Larry of Las Vegas, Nevada; Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, brothers Arnt, of Gresham, Oregon, Ted of Portland, Oregon, Henry of Oxnard, CA, sisters Bertha Satterlee and Ingrid Reinholt both of Seattle, Christine Anderson, Harvey.  Evey was preceded in death by her parents, son Darrel in 1978, husband, brothers Ivan, Lars and Ivar.

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