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Mrs. Norma Margaret Klingenberg

Mrs. Norma Margaret Klingenberg
  • December 15, 1924 - September 3, 2015
  • Freeburg, Illinois
  • Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL

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“So sorry to read this and extend our condolences to Beth and other members of the family. It has not been a great 12 months for mothers of the class...Read More »
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“To the Klingenberg Families. We were very sorry to hear of of Norma's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please except our sympathy....Read More »
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“To the Klingenberg family. Please accept our dearest sympathy on the loss of your wife, mom, grandma and great grandma. I didn't know her well, but...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Rod and Debbie Huber - IL

“Great-Grandma Norma touched our lives as nobody else could. She lived life with class, grace, and optimism that we can only aspire to. We so...Read More »
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“Dick and I express our sincere sympathy to Harold and his wonderful family. Norma always mentioned the children in her conversations with "The JCP...Read More »
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“Harold and Family, Sorry to read in the paper about Norma. I know it is hard. But as the old saying goes the good Lord does not give us more than...Read More »
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10 of 12 | Posted by: The Dahm Family

“To the Klingenberg family. My sincere sympathy to all of you on the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandma. I had the privilege of...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Rickert - New Athens, IL

“Carla, Thinking of you and your family. I know how much you loved your Mom. I also know that you have great memories with your mom. I am thinking of...Read More »
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Norma Margaret Klingenberg, nee Hanser, 90, of Freeburg, IL; formerly of New Athens, IL; born on December 15, 1924 in Edwardsville, IL; passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Klingenberg earned a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1951. She was a department manager at JC Penney's. Norma worked at both the Fairview Heights and Carbondale stores and retired after 16 years of service. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL. She was an avid photographer and enjoyed working with photo albums. Norma loved traveling and enjoyed many trips with her husband during their retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents - Harry and Bernadine, nee Huntman, Hanser. One brother - Carl Hanser. One sister - Dorothy Neuhaus Klueter. One son-in-law - Rodney Anderson. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her loving husband of 65 years - Harold Klingenberg whom she married on June 10, 1950 in Edwardsville, IL. Four daughters - Carla (Dennis) Brandt of Denver, IA; Dawn (Jim) Harwerth of Lenzburg, IL; Beth (Ludger) Schilling of New Athens, IL; Hope (Devin) Kaemmerer Sr. of Lenzburg, IL. One son - Harold "Hal" (Marcie) Klingenberg of Jeffersonville, KY. 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Two sisters-in-law - Grace Hanser of Glen Carbon, IL; Lorene Klingenberg of Nashville, IL. One brother-in-law - Waldo (Alene) Klingenberg of Nashville, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Monday, September 7, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Interment: Burial will be held at Greenmount Catholic Cemetery in Belleville, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.