Lena Heitzmann Paris Obituary
"Lena Heitzmann Paris Obituary." Forum, 16 September 2004,
Lena Heitzmann, the daughter of Fred and Bertha (Hertzberg) Heitzmann,
was born in McClusky, ND, on March 31, 1918. She grew up and received
her education in the McClusky area, where she graduated from high
Lena received her teachers training at Minot (ND) Teachers College
and then taught school in rural McClusky. In 1945, Lena married
David Paris and they made their home in Mohall, ND.
Lena and her daughter, Brenda, moved to Fargo, ND, in 1950. Lena
worked as a secretary for Foss Associates, a local architect and
design firm, until she retired at the age of 62.
In 1992, Lena became a translator for the NDSU program, Germans
from Russia. She was still employed at the time of her death and
was NDSUs eldest staff member.
Lena died in her home in Fargo, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at
the age of 86. Lena will be remembered for canning fruits and vegetables,
playing hymns on her organ, visiting with friends and relatives,
and being very appreciative of the kindness shown to her. She was
active in her church, Community Baptist Church, where she was a
Lena is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Patrick) Lobitz, Fargo;
a sister, Ella (Sam) Kirschmann, McClusky; and a brother, Ted (Marion)
Heitzmann, Harvey, ND.
Online guestbook at www.
Visitation: Thursday, from 4 PM until 7 PM, Korsmo Funeral Chapel,
Funeral service: Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at 10:30 AM, Community
Burial: Friday at 4 PM, McClusky City Cemetery, McClusky, ND.