Louise Elizabeth (Goheen) Bieber

Bieber, Louise_ovalApril 24, 1933 ~ July 29, 2015

Louise Elizabeth (Goheen) Bieber, 82, Brandon, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice Home, Sioux Falls after a short battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be 10:30am, Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, with Visitation beginning 1 hour prior.

Lou was born April 24, 1933, in a midwife house in Aberdeen, SD, to Grant and Hulda (Raugust) Goheen. She was born into a family with 10 brothers and 2 sisters. She attended elementary school at Adams School and graduated from Central High School in 1952. She attended 9 months at the Aberdeen School of Commerce after graduation. In childhood she attended the Salvation Army Church and the Assembly of God Church.
Lou married Aaron Bieber on May 3, 1952 and moved with him during the Air Force enlistment to Sherman, KS, Great Falls, MT, and finally to O’Hare Air Force Base, Chicago, IL. At O’Hare AFB, she worked in the Finance Office. After Aaron’s enlistment, they stayed in the area. They had two children, David Brian and Cynthia Lynn.

In 1958, they moved back to Aberdeen and Lou worked in the Gamble Store (Tempo Department Store) for 21 years as a bookkeeper, accountant, and finally as the receiving manager. When the store closed in 1981, Lou attended 19 semester hours of accounting and business at Northern State University and worked at the Hub Area Technical School as secretary/bookkeeper for 14 ½ years. During this time, they lived on a farm 25 north of Aberdeen, SD. She then worked part time as Office Manager of the Aberdeen Builders Exchange. After they moved to Brandon in 2003, Lou worked 2 years part-time for Mills Enterprise Trucking in Sioux Falls, SD and when they closed, she retired in 2007.

Lou was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran and later joined a mission church, Holy Cross Lutheran in Aberdeen, SD until 2003. When they moved to Brandon, SD, they joined Brandon Lutheran Church. She was volunteer General Treasurer and part-time office for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, SD, and Leader of the TOPS Diet Support Group in Brandon, SD.

On March 17, 2015, Lou Bieber was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer which had moved to the liver. She soon after entered the hospice program with Aaron.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Aaron Bieber; one son, David (Patricia) Bieber, Aberdeen, SD; one daughter, Cindy (Martin) Borske, Mason City, IA; one grandson, Ben (Christine) Piearson & one great granddaughter, Riley, Cape Cod, MA; one granddaughter, Vanessa Piearson, Mason City, IA; two brothers, John (Paula) Goheen, Lexington, KY and Eugene Goheen of San Diego, CA; two sister-in-laws, Jan Goheen, Rapid City, and Millie Goheen, Boca Raton, FL.

Lou was preceded in death by her parents, 8 brothers and two sisters.

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  • Ashley says:

    My deepest condolences to your family. Losing a loved one is never easy. As you continue in life keep the wonderful words found at Revelations 21:4 with you and hold dear the thought found in Isaiah 25:8. No, I can not bring your loved one back but I hope that the comfort in knowing that God not only wants to but will is encouraging in itself. – Acts 24:15. Again, I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Ashley

  • My belated, and most sincere condolences to Louise’s family. Being an Air Force veteran, I knew Louise when she worked at the finance office at the O’Hare AFB in Chicago, IL in 1955. She was a sweet young lady.

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