Ervin Heim, 88, Fargo, ND formerly of Leith, ND passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo. He was born on December 30, 1928 south of Leith to Ed and Mary (Stuber) Heim. He attended Cowan grade school and taught rural school for one year. Erv was united in marriage to Lois Bossingham June 5, 1949 and after which they were ranching and farming on the Herb Furman ranch, presently the Ray and June Brinkman ranch. They were blessed with the birth of a son, Randy.
Erv contracted polio in January of 1953 which paralyzed him and he could not continue the farm or ranch work. He spent several months of treatment at St. Alexis Hospital, Bismarck, and then Sister Kenny Institute, in Minneapolis.
He attended and graduated from the Wahpeton State School of Science with special honors in 1955. After graduation, he took employment with Smith Inc. in Fargo. In 1957, he was employed by Ulteig Engineers Inc. then at Communication Consultants as and Engineering Technician, where he also served as the Secretary and Treasurer, retiring in 1989. While employed he took classes in accounting at MSUM and NDSU.
Erv served on the Peace Lutheran Foundation, the Meritcare Patient and Family Advisory Council for 2 years. He was a past member of the fraternal order of the Eagles and Elks. Erv was also instrumental in organizing the F-M Post Polio Support Group. Erv was a sports enthusiast, not being able to participate, he followed the NDSU Bison, and the Vikings on radio and TV.
Ervin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lois; son, Randy (Kathryn) Heim; grandson, Cameron (Sheila) Heim; brother, Vernon (Marlene) Heim; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ervin was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lester; sister, Delores; two infant brothers; and one infant sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a charity of the donor’s choice.