Cleopha M. Grohmann
Cleopha Magdalena Grohmann, age 95, passed peacefully on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 with family around.
She was born in Hague, North Dakota, a small town outside of Bismarck to the parents of Ludwig and Magdalena Krumm. She liked to reference the location of Hague as just down the road from Lawrence Welk’s hometown.
Cleo was raised on a farm just outside of town. It was not an easy life with the depression years and the brutal North Dakota winters. She was one of three daughters and worked alongside her father in running the farm and doing what needed to be done.
At age 16 she moved to Omaha to work for her uncle and send money back home. To help with the war effort Cleo painted bombshell casings at a US Steel bomber plant during WWII. Later Cleo opened a café with her sister, Anna.
After the war she married Alphonse J Grohmann and raised three children in Omaha.
Cleo was a strong woman in a quiet way during a time that it was not always easy for a woman to be strong. She always felt that if you were to do something be sure to do it the right way.
Cleo loved her grandchildren and was always there if they needed her. They all have fond memories of the times spent at Grandma’s house.
She had a creative side enjoying art and often surprising everyone at family gatherings with a witty poem or rhyme.
Cleo was preceded in death by husband of 64 years, Alphonse. Survived by son, Roger (Mary) Grohmann; daughters, Sharon (Fred) Beschorner, and Karen (John) Bever; sister, Clementine Gurney; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews
Private Family Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church or Mass intentions.
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