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Carmen Geone Klingbeil, age 89, of Bricelyn, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Care Center in Albert Lea, MN. A Funeral service will be held Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church in Brush Creek Township, with Pr. Nancy Dreier officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 pm at Bruss Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery, Seely Township, Faribault Co., MN. Memorials preferred to the Bricelyn Pool Fund or the Bricelyn Ambulance.
Carmen was born October 11, 1929 in Albert Lea, MN the daughter of Absalon and Clara (Fenske) Gudahl. Carmen was baptized December 29, 1929 at East Blue Earth Methodist Church and confirmed at Bricelyn Lutheran Church on May 28, 1944. She graduated from Bricelyn High School on May 28, 1947. She married Ordean Allen Klingbeil on November 5, 1950 at the Bricelyn Lutheran Church. Carmen worked at State Bank of Bricelyn for 4 years and the Bricelyn Telephone Company (which later became Cannon Valley) for 35 years. She also worked at Chuck's AG in Bricelyn and Bud's Café. The couple lived on the Klingbeil family farm and she would help with the crops in the fall. In 1994, the couple moved into Bricelyn. For many years, she was a Sunday school teacher and served as Superintendent of the Sunday School at Bricelyn Lutheran Church. Ordean and Carmen joined North Blue Earth Lutheran Church where she is a member today. Carmen was an active member of W.E.L.C.A., enjoyed Bridge and 500 card clubs.
She is survived by her children: Karen Busch of Kiester, Brian (Lisa) Klingbeil of Wells, Myron "Mike" (Rick Landavazo) Klingbeil of Valley Center, CA, Gordon (Christine) Klingbeil of New Prague, MN; 10 grandchildren: Rachel (Jeff) Lohberger of Kiester, Audra Hanson of Minn Lake, Maren Oren Ruprecht of St. Joseph, MN, Katie (Al) Hanson of Bricelyn, MN, Ryan Klingbeil of West Lakeland Twp., MN, Eric Klingbeil of St. Louis Park, MN, Merideth and Madison Klingbeil of Wells, MN, Andrea (Ronnie) Bastyr of New Prague, MN, Jeffrey Klingbeil of Veseli, MN; 9 great-grandchildren: Cody and Reise Hanson, Tristan and Soloman Oren Ruprecht, Carter and Grant Bastyr, Carissa, Elise and Madeleine Hanson; sister: Gladys Gudahl of Eden Prairie, MN, sisters-in-law: Janice Clementson of Owatonna, MN, Patti Klingbeil of Centennial, CO; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ordean, son-in-law: Jerry Busch; sister: Gin Peterson; Julito Garcia-foreign exchange student; brothers-in-law: Marvin Klingbeil, Robert (Lorna) Klingbeil, Jerry Clementson; nephew: Jay Clementson; niece: Debra Wafie.