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Carlene Linda (Christensen) Kirkpatrick

July 27, 1942 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 76)

Carlene L. Kirkpatrick, age 76, of Kimball, died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at her home with family at her side.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at Kimball Christian Church with Pastor Kevin White officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Annandale. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Carlene Linda Kirkpatrick was born July 27, 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa to Carl and Arlene (Heng) Christensen. She grew up east of Annandale and graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1960. She worked at Bendix Elementary School in Annandale from 1973 until 2006; starting as a classroom aid, and retiring as secretary. She continued to substitute with special education and in the school office until two years ago. Carlene owned and operated Stanley's Family Restaurant along with her husband, Dale. Carlene enjoyed being with all children, but especially enjoyed the time she had with her own grandchildren. Carlene had a love for horses; every spare moment she had was spent riding or caring for her horses and animals.

Carlene is survived by her husband of 23 years, Dale; children, Jennifer Jarl of Rice, Tom (Shelly) Jarl of Annandale, and Melanie Jarl of Knoxville, TN; brother, Chris (Jody) Christensen of Shoreview; 6 grandchildren, Melissa and Dustin (Kelly) Erickson, Jonathon Green, Emily and Grace Jarl, and Sam Christiansen; 5 great grandchildren, Madisyn, Emma, Jessa, Isaac, and Marlee; step children, Shannon, Stephanie, Danielle and April; nine step-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Carl Christensen; mother, Arlene Rozenberg; step-father, Rick Rozenberg; step-son Jason Kirkpatrick; and nephews, Doug and Dan.

Carlene's grandchildren will serve as the urn bearers. Pastor Michael Tomlinson and Joyce Albert will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

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