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Obituaries from the week of November 13, 2002

Ashley Ames

Ashley Marie Ames, daughter of Tammy Ruppert and Jason Ames of Marshall was born and died on October 25, 2002 at McKennen Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD.

Survivors include her mother and dad, brothers Caleb and Craig, grandparents Lucille Deslauriers and Larry Ruppert of Currie and Ed Ames of Marshall and Roxanne Karo of Canyon , MN.

Private memorial services was held on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002.

Clarence “Snuffy” Cramer, 72

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 11, 2002 for Clarence “Snuffy” Cramer at Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton. Fr. Mark McNea officiated.

Snuffy Cramer was born on October 7, 1930 at Worthington, MN to Ward and Geneva Cramer. He grew up on a farm near Round Lake and graduated from Round Lake High School in 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served actively for two years and then was in the reserves. Following his discharge he worked as a farm hand, did fishing for Mike Plut, did over the road trucking, worked for Muecke Ready Mix and most recently worked for Rupp Construction.

In October 1954, he and Ann Jenniges were married. She died on November 20, 1986.

Snuffy passed away at the Tracy Hospital on November 7, 2002 at the age of 72. He was a life member of the Avoca Legion Post. Snuffy enjoyed reading, children, telling stories and visiting with his family and many friends.

Survivors include: Donna and James Nelson of Scottsdale, AZ; Phyllis and Robert Foster of Eden Prairie, MN; and Jean and Louis Nelson of Prior Lake, MN; and their nine children; and extended family, Shirley Matson and her family of Tracy, MN.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ann, one brother and one sister.

Interment was held in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, November 12, 2002. Military honors were by the Avoca Legion Post.

Michael Fischer, 33

Mass of Christian Burial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wagner, SD for Michael B. Fischer, 33.

Michael B. Fischer was born June 6, 1969, at Sioux City, IA, the son of Jerome and Angie (Flamming) Fischer. He died Nov. 1 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton after a battle with cancer.

Mike graduated from Wagner High School in 1987, from South Dakota State University in 1991 and the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1997. He completed his summer internship from May to August, 1997 for Tom Daschle in Washington, DC.

Mike was admitted to practice law by the South Dakota Supreme Court on October 2, 1997. He was employed with Anderson Law office in Wagner from August 1997 to February 2002. He presently was employed with the State of South Dakota Department of Transportation. Mike was also a real estate broker and managing member of Lake Francis Realty.

Mike married Sandra Slaba on August 13, 1994 at Geddes. Together they made their home in Wagner.

Mike was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and chairman of Charles Mix County Board of Mental Health. He was a former member of the Labor Day Committee and Wagner Fire Department.

Mike will be remembered for card collecting. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears, the New York Yankees and the Nebraska Huskers. He will especially be remembered for his love of the family softball team.

He is survived by his wife Sandra, of Wagner; parents, Jerome and Angie Fischer, of Wagner; brother Dan and wife, Megan of Sioux Falls; sisters, Julie Soulek and husband, Clint, of Chamberlain and Christie of Vermillion; parents-in-law, Dave and Pat Slaba of Geddes; many relatives and friends. Mike was the nephew of Connie Fischer of Tracy, MN.

Mike was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joe and Louise Flamming; paternal grandparents, Wilbert and Alyce Fischer; and uncles William Fischer and Dick Flamming.

Margaret Born, 94

Margaret T. Born, age 94, formerly of Janesville, MN died on Monday, October 28, 2002 at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Faith Lutheran Church in Janesville with Rev. Allan Tveite officiating. Interment was in the Janesville cemetery.

Margaret Thelma was born on September 10, 1908 at Greenland, MN to Henry and Ethel (Warner) Bosacker. She attended schools in Elysian and Iosco Township, Waseca County. Margaret worked in many homes in the area and also for Dr. Theo Holtan in Waterville, MN.

On October 6, 1934 she was united in marriage to Victor J. Born at the home of Vern and Kitty Born. In 1937 they moved to the Woodstock and Lake Wilson area. They resided there until March of 1974 when they moved to Janesville. Victor passed away on Nov. 16, 1977.

Margaret continued to live in Janesville until 1999 when she moved to the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington. Margaret was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Woodstock, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at Lake Wilson and Faith Lutheran Church in Janesville. She was a 50+ year member of the W.E.L.C.A., and active member of the Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Matron. She belonged to the Federated Study Club, extension Club, Red Cross Blood Bank, and the Saturday Prayer Breakfast Club. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, volunteer work and all sports, especially the Minnesota Twins.

She is survived by two sons, Robert of Rock Creek, MN, John of Plymouth, MN; by one daughter, Margo of Wayzata, MN; by nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; by five sisters, Martha Lanoue of Marshall, MN, Lola Schumacher of Waseca, Florence (and Oscar) Berndt of Janesville, Kathryn Tegels of Oak Forest, IL, Ruth (and Tony) Sybilrud of Waseca; one brother, Jay Bosacker of Tracy; one sister-in-law, Helen Born of Janesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters Alice Heilman, Crystal Rohl; three brothers, Victor, Hugh and Ralph Bosacker.