Friday, June 8, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Greenwood Cemetery ~ York, Nebraska
Thursday, June 7, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Wahoo, NE or American Cancer Society
Marilyn Darlene Klinzman, age 73, died on June 4, 2018 surrounded by her husband Louis and two children, Liesl and Etienne. Marilyn was born on March 22, 1945 in Holdrege, Nebraska, the daughter of Lee and Edith Copeland.
Marilyn’s family eventually settled in Waterloo, Nebraska where she spent most of her childhood years and graduated from Waterloo High School in 1962.
Marilyn continued her education at Wayne State College receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1966. She started her teaching career in 1967 at North Ward Elementary school in Wahoo, Nebraska. Marilyn taught Third Grade for 37 years.
While teaching, Marilyn met the love of her life, Louis LeRoy Klinzman, an elementary school music teacher, and they were married December 29, 1968.
They have two children, Liesl and Etienne. The family took many summer vacations, visiting most of the 50 States. After they both retired from teaching, they enjoyed traveling to many different countries including Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand.
Marilyn loved to read and was a beautiful quilter. She was a Member of the Wahoo Bethlehem Lutheran Church and enjoyed being a member of the Bethlehem Quilters and Bethlehem WELCA.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Edith Copeland. She is survived by husband of 49 years, Louis L. Klinzman; daughter, Liesl C. (Jeffrey) Klinzman-Corbett; son, Etienne L. (Melissa) Klinzman; four grandchildren, Copeland Corbett, Minor Corbett, Ryan Klinzman and Kinley Klinzman; sister, Sheila (Andrew) Harner; brother, Merlin (Shirley) Copeland; nephew and niece and many cousins and friends.