Betty T. (Suda) Fischer stepped into the presence of her Lord on June 5, 2014 at Lake Wood Care Center in Baudette, MN. She was 95 years old. Elizabeth Therese Suda was born on June 3, 1919 in Waubun, MN, the youngest of nine (9) children to Frank J. and Elizabeth (Lovin) Suda.
She was raised on the Suda family farm, graduated from Waubun High School in 1937, and attended business college after which she was employed at Farmers State Bank in Waubun until 1947. She was employed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Fargo, ND from 1948 to 1979 when she retired. BCBS played a major part in Betty’s life. Betty was married to William J. (Bill) Fischer and he passed away in 1974.
In 1985 she moved to her home along the Rainy River in Baudette, MN.
Betty liked to fish and hunt and loved the outdoors. She spent much time with her flowers, trees and gardening. She was an avid collector of antiques. When asked what she would like to be remembered for, Betty said: “Luke 10:38-42, the Bible story of Martha and Mary. I was the Martha.”
Despite the limitations brought on by age and a stroke two years prior, Betty not only enjoyed life but rebuilt her life, learning again how to speak, how to use her left hand, and how to maneuver her Harley. For this she was thankful to her Lord. Betty also periodically shared thoughts, stories and life experiences through her eyes for the Northern Light Region newspaper.
Betty leaves behind many nieces and nephews, a special niece, Tricia Shure, and a special nephew, Larry Dock. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Betty Fischer of Baudette, MN will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:00AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baudette, MN. Visitation will be held on hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at Zipple Cemetery in Baudette, MN.
Betty Fischer passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the LakeWood Care Center at the age of 95.