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2/24/2014 8:00:00 AM
Emma Klingel
Dec. 5, 1926 - Feb. 21, 2014
Emma Klingel
Emma Klingel

We celebrate the life of Emma Klingel, 87 years young, of South Bend. She was born on Dec. 5, 1926, the daughter of Carl and Mildred Edith (Gorsline) Coffman of Lucerne.

Having been raised on the farm, Emma had a passion for planting, gardening, and especially many joyous years mowing the grass on her large lawnmower. After receiving her bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University, she chose a rewarding career of teaching with the Mishawaka School System, with students aged Pre-K to fourth grade in the Michiana area. A graduate of I.U. Bloomington, Emma was happily married for 36 years to Dr. L.F. Klingel, Jr. Leo was an osteopathic doctor who had his practice in South Bend.

After retirement she was an active volunteer at Battell Center, Mishawaka, quilting, sewing, crafts, and serving lunch. Through the years Emma received two separate awards for the most hours of community service from two separate Mishawaka mayors.

Her dream of traveling to every state in the United States was accomplished - except for Alaska. She also frequented Denmark, Europe and Samoa.

Emma is surrounded in love by her sister Dorothy Cox, Logansport; her son Kevin Klingel and wife Annette, South Bend; daughter Karen Klingel, South Bend; grandsons Aaron Catanzarite and Ryan Catanzarite, both of South Bend; granddaughter Gina Klingel, South Bend; great grandchildren Ross Paul, Keira, Alyssa and Sklyer Catanzarite, all of South Bend; and sister-in-law Carolyn Coffman, Macy.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Coffman.

Her wisdom and positive attitude and influence to love one another, will forever be in our thoughts and in our hearts. "She served her purpose;" Emma.

No services are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice and Pallative Care, South Bend. Arrangements by Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to

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