Lorna Klingbeil, 1935-2016

Published 9:37 am Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lorna Ann Klingbeil, 81, of Bricelyn died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bricelyn Lutheran Church in Bricelyn. The Rev. Nancy Dreier will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bricelyn Lutheran Church in Bricelyn, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery in Bricelyn. The family prefers memorials to the Bricelyn Community Club, Bricelyn fire and ambulance departments or Bricelyn Lutheran Church/Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn is handling the arrangements. To leave an online condolence, visit www.brussheitner.com.

Lorna Klingbeil

Lorna Klingbeil

Lorna was born Jan. 6, 1935, the daughter of Carey and Anna (Jepson) Peterson in Emmons. She graduated from Emmons High School in 1952. She married Robert M. Klingbeil on May 9, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia. To this union four children were born.

Lorna worked different jobs throughout her life, including 23 years at Bricelyn Public School. She was an avid volunteer and an active member of the Bricelyn community. She helped with Meals on Wheels, Bricelyn City Library, Bricelyn Museum and Parent Teacher Association when her children were in school. Lorna attended and taught Sunday school at Bricelyn Lutheran Church, where she was also in WELCA, Esther circle and Needle and Thread. Lorna was a member of the Bricelyn Legion Auxiliary, and was the American Red Cross coordinator for many years. She also enjoyed the Red Hat Society. In 1993 Lorna was appointed to the Minnesota Valley Action Council board in Mankato. Lorna took delight in crafts, counted cross stitch, making quilts and decorating her home for different holidays.

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Lorna is survived by her children Lori (Kurt) Schlomann of Fairmont, Dan (Mary Jo) Klingbeil of Bricelyn, Mark (Cindy) Klingbeil of Frost and ZoAnn (Mike) Peace of Smithville, Missouri; precious granddaughters Alexandra, Bailey, Courtney and Jazlyn; great-grandson, Will; seven step-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; siblings Jerry Peterson, Wendell (Edna) Peterson, Wyman Peterson and Sylvia Helgeland; sisters-in-law Janice Clemetson, Carmen Klingbeil and Pat Stoneback; many beloved nieces and nephews; and the D & D Sales volleyball team.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; in-laws Hulda and Silas Klingbeil; sister, Jeanette Ousmon; and brother and sister in-laws.