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Carol Ann King

Obituary Information

Service Details


Date: Monday January 22, 2018

Time: 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin

* and one hour prior to the service Tuesday


Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: St. John's Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota

Fairview Cemetery
Oakland, Minnesota 



Carol Ann King, age 84 of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin.  Carol Ann Lechnir was born December 24, 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Ernest F. and Mae A. (Pooler) Lechnir.  Carol attended Austin Public Schools, graduating from Austin High School in 1951.  On February 20, 1955, she was united in marriage to David N. King.  The couple were blessed with one son and two daughters, and made their home in Austin. Carol enjoyed her role as wife, mother, and homemaker.  She belonged to St. John’s Lutheran Church and was active in the LWML, the United Support Group, and the Fairview Cemetery Auxiliary. David passed away on March 11, 2017.  In her spare time, Carol loved to read, knit, and solve crossword puzzles.  She considered her family, friends, and her life all precious gifts from God. Carol will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.

Survivors include her son Brian of Austin, son-in-law James Berg of Eden Prairie, sisters-in-law Mildred King, Darlene Erickson, Beverly and Lucille Lechnir, and many beloved nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents, and daughters Lisa King and Barbara Berg, 3 brothers, Ernest F. Lechnir Jr., Jerry Lechnir, and Robert Lechnir.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor James Groleau officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Oakland, Minnesota. The visitation will take place from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22 at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Memorials can be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or recipient of donor’s choice.  Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. 


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