Carol L. Klemp

            Carol Lillian Klemp, daughter of Albert and Lillian Thompson Hoeger, was born October 31, 1930, in Fredericksburg Township of Chickasaw County, Iowa. She was baptized May 8, 1932, and confirmed May 25, 1945, by Rev. C.J. Mardorf at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. Carol received her education in the rural Chickasaw County schools and graduated from Sumner High School in 1950.

            On August 7, 1950, she was united in marriage with Walter Klemp at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. Carol was a farm wife, cleaned houses, worked for a few years at the Hungry Peddler Restaurant, and worked in the housekeeping and laundry departments at the Hillcrest Home for ten years prior to retiring in 2000. 

            Following a brief illness, Carol’s death occurred at Hillcrest on Monday, April 9, 2012. She was eighty-one years old and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she participated in WELCA and the quilting group. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing cards, growing violets, and volunteering at Hillcrest.

            Carol is survived by three daughters, Mary (Lee) Pries of Sumner, Lois (Bob) Rosol of Waverly, and Marlys Klemp of Sumner; and one grandson, Andrew Pries of New York City.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter in 1988; her parents; and one son-in-law, Jerry Cary.

            Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Dayna Winke officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. John Lutheran Church, the Hillcrest Home, or Palmer Heart of Iowa Hospice.


Lyle and Fran Recker on April 12, 2012 at 7:22 AM said:

My dad was George Gloede and a cousin to your dad. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Mike & Nancy Petersen on April 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM said:

Our sympathy to your family at this very sad time-you are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Jean & Milton Jones on April 10, 2012 at 6:21 PM said:

Carol was my Mom's cousin by marriage. I was happy to be able to talk to Carol in the dinning room about a month or so ago. God bless all of you.
Rod & Sandy Klemp on April 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM said:

Our deepest sympathy over the loss of Carol. She will be missed by all of us.
Deb Schnadt on April 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM said:

I got to know your mom while working in the church kitchen for various events. She was always smiling and was always a willing worker. Because of Jesus' promise, we will see her again. May God bless you all as you share this difficult time.
Gretchen (Gitch) Warkentin on April 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM said:

Sympathies to you, and your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Therese Heyer on April 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM said:

Girls: I'm so sorry about the loss of your mom. I know the four of you had great fun when you would get together. Now she will be watching over all of you. With deepest sympathy, Therese

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