Carolyn <I>Klingman</I> Brockel

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Carolyn Klingman Brockel

  • Birth 5 May 1915 Campbell County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 2012 Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA
  • Burial Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 100087463


Carolyn Klingman was born on May 5, 1915 to Jacob and Barbara (Quenzer) Klingman in Mound City, SD. She attended country school near Mound City. She married Gottlieb Brockel on January 19, 1932 at Selby, SD. After their marriage they lived in the Selby-Mound City area, and later moved to Bowdle. They later moved to Roscoe before moving to Aberdeen in 1952. Carolyn babysat for awhile and in 1957 she became employed with St. Luke's Hospital as a nurse's aide. She worked there for 27 years before retiring in 1989. Gottlieb died on March 6, 1981. Carolyn then volunteered for Central High School, Simmons and Holgate Jr. High, and at local nursing homes.

Carolyn was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Aberdeen. She was also a member of Women of the Moose, Eagles Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary and Aberdeen Senior Citizens. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidering. Carolyn loved music and dancing and always liked to play cards with her family and friends.

Grateful for having shared Carolyn's life are her sons, Morgan Brockel, Aberdeen, Theodore (Donna) Brockel, Aberdeen, Glenn (Donna) Brockel, Roscoe, SD, James (Jan) Brockel, Rapid City, SD, and JoeRay (Linda) Brockel, Rapid City, SD, twenty-four grandchildren, forty-two great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Barbara, husband, Gottlieb, one son Donald Brockel, four grandchildren, Tina, Nancy, Joseph and Carolyn, eight sisters and one brother.

The funeral service for Carolyn Brockel, 97, of Aberdeen, will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Raymond L. Pomlun officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen. Carolyn died Friday, November 2, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen.

Visitation will be from 1-7pm, with family present from 5-7pm, Monday, November 5, 2012 at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen.





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  • Created by: Dorothy Peterson Kunz
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100087463
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carolyn Klingman Brockel (5 May 1915–2 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100087463, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Dorothy Peterson Kunz (contributor 46931469) .