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Ordean A. Klingbeil, 82

Jul 10, 2011

Ordean Allen Klingbeil

Bricelyn — Ordean Allen Klingbeil, age 82, of Bricelyn, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System, in Albert Lea.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church, in Brush Creek Township, Faribault County. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The Rev. Donald Rose officiated and burial was in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery, Seely Township, Faribault County.

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn assisted the family with the arrangements.

Ordean was born April 13, 1929, in Brush Creek Township, the son of Silas and Hulda (Ryder) Klingbeil. He was baptized May 26, 1929, at Rice Lake Evangelical Church, and was confirmed April 5, 1942. He went to country school and graduated eighth grade from District 78 on June 15, 1943. He then attended Bricelyn High School, graduating May 28, 1947. On Nov. 5, 1950, he was united in marriage to Carmen Geone Gudahl. The two were married for 60 years.

Ordean farmed in Brush Creek Township until 1995. He delivered Winnebago motor homes for 26 years. He owned a corn shelling business and picked sweet corn for the canning company for decades. He served on the school board, canning factory board, was a member of Zuhrah Shrine and was a member at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in Canada, North and South Dakota, California, Alaska, Iowa, Florida, Colorado, Wyoming and Minnesota. He had his private pilot license. He loved to golf.

Ordean is survived by his wife, Carmen, of Bricelyn; daughter, Karen Lamb (Jerry Busch), of Kiester; sons, Brian (Lisa) Klingbeil, of Wells, Myron Klingbeil, of Valley Center, Calif., and Gordon (Chris) Klingbeil, of Prior Lake; 10 grandchildren, Rachel (Jeff) Lohberger, Audra Hanson, Maren Oren (Severin Ruprecht), Katie (Al) Hanson, Ryan Klingbeil, Eric Klingbeil, Merideth Klingbeil, Madison Klingbeil, Andrea (Ron) Bastyr, and Jeffrey Klingbeil; and eight great-grandchildren, Cody and Reise Hanson, Tristan and Solomon Oren Ruprecht, Carissa and Elise Hanson, and Carter and Grant Bastyr. He is also survived by his sister, Janice (Jerry) Clementson, of Owatonna; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Klingbeil Stoneback, of Littleton, Colo., and Lorna Klingbeil, of Bricelyn; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Memorials are preferred to the Bricelyn Swimming Pool, Bricelyn Fire Department or Bricelyn Ambulance.