Syble Spicher

Syble Louise Schmit Spicher, 89, Minot, died on Thursday, July 25, 2013, in her home.

Syble was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Bismarck, to Gilbert and Florence (Eaton) Gustafson. As a youngster, she lived with her family in Plaza, Great Falls, Mont., Minot, Spokane, Wash., Los Angeles, Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Des Lacs. Her family eventually moved to Minot in June 1935. She graduated from Minot High School in 1941.

Syble married Francis Eugene Schmit on Aug. 19, 1946, in Minot. To this union a son named Paul was born. They made their home in Minot. Eugene died March 3, 1966. Following Eugene’s death, Syble became employed as a billing clerk at Souris River Telephone on Feb. 15, 1967. She retired from SRT on Jan. 31, 1986. She had lived at Woodridge Mobile Home Park for many years.

Syble enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed playing bridge.

Syble is survived by: her sister, Inez Gustafson, Richfield, Minn.; her very, very close friend of 40 years, Katie Isaacson, of Fergus Falls, Minn.; close family friends, Joe Jr. and Ruthmarie Lawson and their children, Angela and Ashley, as well as Scott and Karla Sivertson and their children, Kevin and Kalee, all of Minot; and her bridge playing friends.

Syble was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Francis Schmit; son, Paul Schmit.

There will be no funeral service.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Tuesday, July 30, from 2 to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred to Trinity Hospice.

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