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March 9, 1926-April 13, 2018

Kathryn Jangula Fisher passed away April 13, 2018.

She was born March 9, 1926 in Linton, North Dakota. She was also called Kate, Katie, and Aunt Kate by her friends, employers and numerous nieces and nephews. She lived on the family farm near Linton until she was 21. She married Pete Fisher on Nov. 29, 1947. They moved to Butte in December 1947, and Pete worked as a miner.

Kate was a hard worker. She cleaned homes for many families and priests. A former employer called her a perfectionist when it came to cleaning their house. Kate and Pete also bought, fixed up, and sold five houses while they were holding other jobs. In 1959, Pete had an accident and broke his back. Kate raised chickens and rabbits and sold eggs into 1962.

Kate enjoyed going fishing and camping, her pet dogs, gardening, and decorating her homes with hundreds of knick-knacks. In her later years, she would go to church and play bingo.

Sadly, she was unable to have any children of her own but was a dedicated aunt to her nieces and nephews. She was especially helpful to her sister, Leona Zahn, when Leona’s husband John was killed in a mining accident leaving Leona a widow with 11 children. As a result, a tribute to her on her 90th birthday included, “Our Special Aunt: It takes a special lady -- And we thank the Lord above -- You are more than an aunt -- But a second mom -- We are blessed with your friendship and love. Your kids.” She made many of their birthdays special with “fancy” cakes and monetary gifts. She loved holding the new babies and tried very hard to stay informed about what everyone was doing.

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The family appreciates the care that Julie Bury and Kathy Schelin provided Aunt Kate.

She was the last of the Jangula siblings and was preceded in death by her parents, Pete, and siblings, Barbara, Joe, Frank, John, Leona, Pius, Andy, and Tony.

Relatives and friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Duggan Dolan Chapel for visitations. Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. John the Evangelist Church or to a charity of donor’s choice.

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