Carole L. Lacher


Carole L. Lacher, 73, passed away on May 11, 2024 in a Bismarck Hospital.  A memorial service will be held on Monday May 20, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home.   Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Carole Lou Stolz was born on Feb. 16, 1951 to Rudy and Esther (Strandemo) Stolz.  She was raised in Baldwin and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1969.  She met Howard Lacher while working at Ken’s Flower Shop and they were married on Sept. 4, 1969.  They moved to Minneapolis in 1970 where they both worked at North Memorial Medical Center.  While in Minneapolis their two daughters were born.  Susan Lynn in 1972 and Paula Joan in 1973.  They moved back to Bismarck in 1975.  Carole worked at United Accounts for three years and then started working at St. Alexius Medical Center in 1979.  She attended BSC and received a certification in Purchasing. Carole was the Cert. Materials Management Specialist at St. Alexius Inpatient Pharmacy for 37 years.  She truly enjoyed her job and made many friends while working at St. Alexius.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Howard, one daughter, Susan (Leon) Bauer, of Baldwin, four grandsons, Shelby, Luke (Autum) and Ryan Bauer and Hayden Schulz, one sister, Marlene Franklund, of Bismarck and one brother, Bernie (Micki) Stolz, of Bismarck, one nephew, Carey Stolz, of Minneapolis and two nieces, Callie Stolz, of Big Sky, MT and Andrea Howard, of Atlanta, GA, two sisters-in-law, Betty Berger, of Miles City, MT, Yvonne Lacher, of Rapid City, SD.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Paula Lacher, her parents, Rudy and Esther Stolz, her mother and father-in-law, Joe and Elsie Lacher, four brothers-in-law, Dwight Franklund, Gordon and Lester Lacher and Verlyn Berger, two sisters-in-law Theresa and  Gladys Lacher, one nephew Darel Lacher and one great niece, Jenna Lacher.

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Howard, Susan and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved and adored Carole and her positive, happy, loving attitude. We had so much fun over the years and loved laughing together. I will miss her dearly and continue to keep her and her family in my prayers. I can only imagine the reunion with Paula and her parents. I’m sure she had tears of joy.
Love you all, Vickie

Howard, Susan and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Carole was one of a kind she was always happy and brought cheer to everyone around her. We shared both laughter and tears throughout her working career at St. Alexius, I will cherish those days forever.
Love, Robin

Howard and Susan, I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was such a loving person and loved her family so much. May she rest in peace.

Howard and Susan and your family-we are so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Our deepest sympathies. She was a wonderful lady and a great companion for Howard—we have another commitment on Monday, so will be unable to attend the memorial service. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Susan Lynn Larsen

Carole was always a ray of sunshine in the pharmacy at St. Alexius. You could always count on her positive attitude and welcoming smile. Prayers for comfort for your family!

I am so sorry to hear of Carole’s passing. I loved working with her in the Pharmacy. She always had a smile on her face and made your day brighter. My sympathies to the family.

Howard, Susan and family. So sorry for your loss. Carole was a great friend, coworker and go to person. She had a way of lighting up a room when she walked in. Always enjoyed working with her, never a dull moment when she was around. Will miss her . My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you. Love, Mary

I lost my angel. Carole was a true angel on Earth. Carole was always a positive person who helped whomever she could; She never hesitated. She always saw the bright side of everything. When she walked in the room in the morning, the room lit up; Her Halo lit up. If it was a dark & gloomy day, she made it into a bright & sunny day. Carole brightened my day many times. Carole was a very special person to me. Our condolences to Howard, Susan, & Family.
I will miss you, Carole.
Tim & Maggie Schrader

Howard, Susan and Family,
I am saddened to hear of Carole’s passing. I had the honor of working with her at St. Alexius Pharmacy. I loved her positive attitude and infectious laugh.   My thoughts and prayers to you all and may perpetual light shine upon her.   
Margaret (Marty)

Carole was a delight to work with, a kind soul with a heart of gold. She stayed positive no matter what came her way. We often shared a laugh, and when sorrow was shared she was an empathetic listener. My sympathy to Howard and your family, remember her smile and her love for you.

I had the privilege of working with & for Carole many years at St. Alexius Pharmacy. Carole’s personality contributed to her friendly disposition & was always supportive & dedicated to make the Pharmacy it has grown to be. Carole & Howard & the girls are an asset to Bismarck community. She will be missed by all….especially me.!!!

Howard, Susan, and family, my deepest sympathy to you. I worked with Carole for almost ten years at St. Alexius and can’t remember a time when she wasn’t smiling. I have fond memories of her greeting each person in the morning when she came in to work, dropping everything on a whim to order something for someone so that it would be delivered the next day, and just chatting with her when I’d be back by her workstation. I would always give her a hard time when she would start decorating and playing Christmas songs before Thanksgiving! I also had the privilege of seeing her on occasion at Kirkwood Bank when she and Howard would come in to see Tonya. She was a wonderful lady with a huge heart and I’m still in shock that she is gone. May God bless her and her loved ones. Jodi Hart