Agnes Kersich

Agnes Kersich, 64, of Dickinson, N.D. passed away March 7, 2013 at her residence in Dickinson after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.Kersich_Agnes

Posted March 14, 2013

The Herald

A Memorial Service for Agnes was held March 14, 2013 at the Stevenson Funeral Home. Burial will be later this spring in the Dickinson Cemetery.

Agnes M. Fichter was born Oct. 19, 1948, the youngest daughter of Christ and Margaret (Roll) Fichter. She grew up in the Taylor area, graduating from Taylor High School in 1967. Agnes went to Kalispell, Mont. where she met John Kersich.

The couple was united in marriage July 20, 1968. To this union, two children were born. Agnes spent the next several years being a homemaker. After her children were raised, Agnes attended DSU and graduated in 1998. Agnes started working with the disabled and elderly and worked for many years at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson. Agnes enjoyed cross-stitching, puzzles, reading and birdwatching. Her biggest pleasure in life was sharing good times with family and friends.

Agnes is survived by her son, Terry Kersich from Taylor, N.D.; daughter, Stephanie (Chris) Shafer of Moorhead, Minn.; grandchildren, Tyler Wagner and Kaitlyn Shafer, who she absolutely adored and got much pleasure from; two sisters, Elizabeth (George) Messmer, Deadwood, S.D. and Josie Heinert, Bismarck, N.D.; three brothers, Alex (Beatrice) Fichter, Kalispell, Mont., Richard (Lou) Fichter, Dickinson, N.D. and Paul Fichter of Wisconsin, and some very special nieces and friends; and sister-in-law, Francis Fichter, New England, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Christ and Margaret Fichter; infant sister, Mary Catherine Fichter; and brother, Joseph Fichter.

Agnes suggests memorials be made to Heartland Hospice, 30 West 7th Street, Dickinson, ND 58601.

Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.

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