Cleopha M. Grohmann

Cleopha M. Grohmann

Age 95


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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  • Debbie (Honke) Hills Posted November 15, 2020 1:02 pm

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. It has been a long time, Karen, but I still remember your mother’s kindness and cheery smile whenever I would come to visit you at your house. I have fond memories of her teaching gardening to our 4-H group, and letting us eat peas straight out of the pod – a marvel to me at the time! Please know that you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Take care! ~~ Debbie

    • Karen Bever Posted November 19, 2020 8:27 pm

      Thank you, Debbie, for sharing the fond memories. Your kind words are truly appreciated.

  • Jackie Goodrich (Linehan) Posted November 16, 2020 5:22 am

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother…What a wonderful 95 years she had to live in this crazy world…Enjoy her memories daily. Prayers to you and your family Sharon

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