Clara Heimbuch, 83, West Fargo, ND died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Essentia Health, Fargo surrounded by loved ones.
Clara Helena Groven was born June 8, 1929 at Portland, ND to Carl and Hilma (Larson) Groven. She graduated from Mayville High School in 1947 and attended Valley City Teacher’s College. On November 10, 1948, she married Gust Heimbuch at Bang Church near Portland. They farmed at Ada, MN and later Ayr, Chaffee and finally settling at Oriska, ND. She worked side by side with Gust on the farm and worked as office manager for an insurance company in Barnes County, ND. Clara was active with the Zion Lutheran Church at Oriska including substitute Sunday school teacher and ladies aid. She was a member of the Women’s Farm Bureau Club.
Upon retiring, they moved to West Fargo in 1979. They enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques. She loved to read, paint and enjoyed the beauty of flowers. She had a great business sense which she passed on to her family. Family was of utmost importance to Clara. She was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, friend and teacher who gave great advice. Once you became a friend you were a lifelong friend.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas (Kathy), Cogswell, ND, Jack (Angel), Verndale, MN, Russell (Vicki), Pelican Rapids, MN; two daughters, Deanna (Donn) Olson, South Bend, IN, Tammy (Jeff) Prischmann, Fargo, ND; 12 grandchildren; Heather (Jason) Liesenfeld, Chad (Mona), Joshua, Jordon, Shelby, Jennifer, Tiffany (Danny) Blair, Woody, Jake, Halli, Courtney and Kaitlyn; 4 great grandchildren, Kaia, Collins, Chris and Kramer; two brothers, Gustave (Elaine) Groven, Torrence, CA, Howard (Rose) Groven, Portland; and many nieces and nephews.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gust; and brother, George.
Visitation: Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo. Funeral: Tuesday at 11 AM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior and reception to follow. Burial: Bang Cemetery, Portland. Condolences can be sent online westfuneralhome.com