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Ervin Heim

December 30, 1928 - May 15, 2017

Memorial Service - Friday

May 19, 2017
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Peace Lutheran Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Ervin Heim

December 30, 1928 - May 15, 2017


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.


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10 responses to “Ervin Heim”

  1. Cameron and Sheila Heim says:

    Grandpa will be greatly missed. He has taught our family so much over the years we shared with him. He was such a giving man to many and will be remembered for this. We are grateful he will be able to walk again and see his family and friends that have gone. His smile and humor was contagious and will live on through his son and grandson. Thank you for everything! We will never forget and love you dearly!

  2. T. Kelly says:

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. My heart goes out to the family. Death is something we will never get use to. In fact, God’s Word refers to death as an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26). It is comforting to know that very soon our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah, will remove death once and for all and give us the opportunity to see our loved ones again here on the earth.

  3. Kris and Tom Berseth says:

    Tom and I send our sincere sympathy to you and your family, Randy. I remember you Dad from American Lutheran. He was such a kind man. Please know that we are keeping you close to our hearts at this sad time.

  4. Lynn Mickelson says:

    My deepest sympathies to your family. I had the honor and pleasure of knowing Erv for the many years that he worked with Communication Consultants and I was employed at Red River Rural Telephone Assn. in Abercrombie, ND. I always valued his wisdom and expertise whenever a problem or scenario would come up which I could not solve. He was always the most honest, down-to-earth and easy to visit with guy in all the years I was with the phone co. He was truly missed when he retired. God bless his soul and memory.

  5. Steven Heim says:

    The time that my family spent each summer at Erv and Lois’s lake cabin are fondly remembered. Erv taught me how to water ski one summer. The time Russ and I spent fishing off his dock for perch and sunnies were wonderful times. I will always be grateful that Erv allowed us the opportunity to spend time there. Erv was a fun loving and compassionate person and I will miss him.

  6. Lynn and Amiee (Heim) Griffin says:

    Lois, Randy & Kathy, Cameron & Sheila, We have you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. It’s so hard to think of this world without our “Uncle Erv”, but it also brings a smile to my face knowing that he and Dad have reunited and are reliving old times.

    Ervin was always at his proudest when he spoke to me of “you” his family………. And he will live on in all of you. RIP Uncle Ervin

  7. Dennis Hansel says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Heim family. I had the pleasure of working with him when he worked for Communications Consultants and I worked for United Telephone. I enjoyed visiting with Irvin.

  8. Brad Feir says:

    I worked with Erv many years as an employee of Communication Network Engineering (formerly Communication Consultants) in Fargo. Erv was very meticulous in his work and was very knowledgeable about many things. He retired quite a few years ago, but was never forgotten. His influence has left a lasting impression on all of us. Erv was a very thoughtful and excellent role model in the workplace. We send our deepest condolences in this difficult moment.

  9. Ione Erickson says:

    Sympathy to the Heim family.. Harley and Ione Erickson

  10. Barb and Pete Peterson says:

    Dear Lois and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Erv. We did not know until today. I am so glad we came out last year and got to visit. May God comfort all of you.
    Richard (Pete) and Barb Peterson, Staples

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