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Ralph Gerhardt Fiechtner

January 9, 1939 — August 29, 2022

Ralph Gerhardt Fiechtner, 83 of Ellendale, ND died August 29, 2022 at his home in Ellendale. Ralph was born January 9, 1939 in Monango, ND to Waldemar and Emma (Hildenbrand) Fiechtner. He was baptized March 12, 1939 by Rev. John Meyer and confirmed March 29, 1953 by Rev. F.E. Brauer at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Monango. Ralph attended Monango High School and graduated from Ellendale High School. Ralph began college at 16 years old and earned his degree in education. On August 29, 1965 Ralph married Clara M. Hins at Concordia Lutheran Church in Jamestown, ND by Rev. Leonard Ristow. He taught school in Dickinson, Medina, Kulm and Monango. During his teaching years, he was also the principal and superintendent of the Monango school. He farmed his entire life on the homestead in Monango and also did crop adjusting. Farming was his dream job. Ralph had a great interest in family history and was a proud member of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. His Christian faith and family were the most important things to him. He had a beautiful singing voice and loved singing the Lord’s Prayer. Survivors include his wife Clara Fiechtner, Ellendale, ND; twin children: Mark R. (Allison) Fiechtner, Sioux Falls, SD and Beth A Fiechtner, Fargo, ND; granddaughters: Faith and Justus Fiechtner; sister: Linda (Paul) Wiegert. He was preceded in death by his parents Waldemar and Emma Fiechtner. The funeral is 11am Friday, September 2, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale with Pastor Paul Preus officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial is at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Monango, ND. The funeral was live streamed on Ralph’s obituary page at hovenfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale.
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