Clara Bicking, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. She was 80 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Grasston Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Reed Officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church
INURNMENT will be in the Grass Lake Mission Cemetery in Grasston.
Clara Rose (Bouska) Bicking of Mora, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at the age of 80 years, 1 month, 18 days.
Clara was born May 22, 1933 in Wagner, South Dakota to Adolph and Clara Stella (Fuchs) Bouska. Clara moved with her parents to a farm southwest of Henriette, Minnesota. She attended school at Wagner, South Dakota, Henriette, MN, and graduated from Pine City, MN in 1951. She also attended classes at Cambridge Community College.
Clara is the first born of three children. At the age of 18, her mother passed away which left Clara to raise two siblings, Charles (age 8) and Helen (age 4). God was very important to Clara as God gave her guidance, patience, knowledge, and talent as she worked in the home with duties of: milking cows, gardening, canning vegetables, baking, and laundry. She was in 4-H when she learned a lot of her sewing skills. She worked extremely hard to keep the family together and life was very difficult for her. She met Kenneth J. Bicking of the Brunswick community and they married December 29, 1959 at the Grasston Baptist Church. Clara made her wedding dress for this special day. Clara and Kenneth moved to the Henriette area and Brook Park area to raise their family of five sons.
Clara’s extended working career began assisting Kenneth as they went to farms and tested the butterfat for numerous dairy herds. Clara was also employed at the Mora Hospital, Mora Plastics Corporation, Mora Co-op and performed numerous church opportunities. She shared her talent in playing the organ at the Grasston Baptist Church and also Grace Point Crossing at Cambridge.
Clara took great pride in her flowers and vegetable garden and was always willing to share her produce. Family was very important to Clara and she enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends.
Clara Bicking is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in May, 1996, her son Kevin in January, 2010, her mother in 1951 and father 1991.
Clara is survived by sons: Gary (Debbie), Loren of St Michael, Rick (Christina) of Hinckley, and David of Burnsville; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, brother, Charles (Mary) Bouska of Grasston, sister, Helen (Dale) Swenson of Braham, Phyllis (Don) Danielson of Mora, and Uyrel Bicking of Terre Haute, ID. Clara is also survived by numerous family from South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, and friends.