Mabel Marie Fischer Youngmeyer
This fund is established in memory of Mabel Marie Fischer Youngmeyer. Mabel was born October 23, 1915, at Altamont, South Dakota (near Clear Lake). She was one of ten children, and married Howard Victor Youngmeyer, on July 2, 1941, at Alexandria, Louisiana. They met while working near Madison, Minnesota. Howard had joined the national Guard while he was working in Minnesota. his National Guard unit had been mobilized for World War II, and he and his unit were sent to Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, for training. Mabel went to Louisiana to marry her soldier. By the time Howard left for the war in Europe, Mabel was pregnant and Howard was not able to see his son until after he returned from the war.was born in December 1942. Dad did not see Howard, Jr. until he returned from the war.
Mabel was a loving and loyal wife who waited patiently for dad to return from the war. The wait, with all the uncertainties raised by the war, could not have been easy. Mabel was a wonderful mother and housewife. She loved her children and always wanted to do what was in their best interest. It was her desire that all of her children attend college, which they all did. In retirement, Mabel and Howard moved to Seminole, Florida, where they lived for many years.Their marriage lasted a lifetime until Mabel died on December 4, 1996, of Alzheimer’s disease.