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Ashley, ND-Funeral service for Viola L. Heinrich, 88, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. Rev. Alvin Beyer will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery in the spring.

There will be visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Viola died December 8, 2019 at Ashley Nursing Home.

Viola Loretta (Glaesmann) Heinrich was born July 22, 1931 to John and Mary (Stern) Glaesmann northeast of Ashley, ND.  She lived there with her parents and siblings until her father died in 1944.  She and her mother then moved to Ashley.  She held various jobs in the area.

Viola was united in marriage to Alvin Heinrich on November 1, 1950 in Zion Lutheran Church at Ashley. They lived 18 miles southeast of Ashley in Coldwater Township. They raised small grain, dairy and beef cattle, horses and a variety of small animals. In 2000, they retired and moved to Ashley. In 2004, they moved to Aberdeen, SD. Viola was also a resident of Aberdeen Health and Rehab for a short time. In July of 2017, Viola moved to the Ashley Nursing Home.

Viola enjoyed paging through magazines looking for recipes.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Grateful for having shared Viola’s life are her children, Clayton Heinrich of Ashley, Sheila (Stanton) Spitzer of Leola, SD, Carol (Harvey) Hicks of Spearfish, SD and Carla (Wayne) Mack of Cottonwood, MN; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with one on the way and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Viola in death were her parents, husband, two sons, Roger and Rickey and her siblings.

Casketbearers will be Henry Spitzer, Jesse Spitzer, Eric Mack, Andrew Mack, Justin Hicks and Jared Hicks.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials in c/o Sheila Spitzer, PO Box 371, Leola, SD 57456.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.