March 13, 1918 – Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Montrose United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 12, 2013
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo
Friday, October 11, 2013
Clara “Birdie” Mohring Hickman
Clara was born on March 13, 1918 and died October 9th, 2013.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Oggie & Elsie Mohring, husband: Milton, granddaughter: Katie, sisters: Mildred Lenz and Jo Anderson, brothers: Clinton & Alfred Mohring.
Clara is survived by her children: Jim (Joy), Bill (Debbie), Mike (Sharon) and Jan (John) Kanduth; grandchildren: Chuck (Denielle), Beau (Genevieve), Stephanie (Aaron), Blake and Jana; great grandchildren: Justin, Brenden and Sloane.
Clara graduated from Montrose High School in 1934 and Hamline University in 1938. She has been a lifelong member of The United Methodist Church of Montrose. Clara began her teaching career in LaPorte City, Iowa. She then moved to Braham, Minnesota where she taught and served as principal through the war years. In 1947, she married Milton and they settled and farmed in Montrose. In 1955, they purchased their dairy farm in Buffalo where they raised their family. In 1959 Clara went back to teaching in the Rockford Public Schools until her retirement in 1980. Clara and Milton were involved in many organizations and made friends everywhere they went. They traveled to major cities around the country for Wright Hennepin Electric, National Meetings and Milt’s Army reunions (Including a trip to Europe). Clara and Milt vacationed in Hawaii numerous times in their later years. Clara volunteered at the Buffalo Hospital, Parkview Care Center and The Wright County Historical Society. Clara moved to Park Terrace Assisted Living in 2007 and remained there until her death.
The family extends their sincere thanks to the staff of Park Terrace and Guardian Angels Elim Hospice for their loving care during Birdie’s final days.