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Margaret Louise Klingbeil

May 17, 1928 - September 29, 2020



Margaret Louise Klingbeil of Harrietta passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Cherry Hill Haven Assisted Living in Traverse City. She was 92.

Margaret was born May 17, 1928 in Flint to Cecil and Ellen (Graham) Larcom and they preceded her in death. On February 25, 1961 in Boon she married Arnold E. Klingbeil and he preceded her in death on November 29, 1979.

She loved her community and the history of Harrietta. Margaret was the first Harrietta Blueberry Queen and started the Harrietta School reunions in the 1970’s. She served as the Harrietta area funeral lunch coordinator for many years at the Harrietta Hall. Margaret loved to knit and was generous with gifting the dishcloths she made.

Margaret is survived by her children, Michael (Pat) Klingbeil of Roseville, Michigan and Ann Banks of Traverse City; grandchildren: Angie Carlton, Nathan Banks, Grace Banks (Xerxes Sanii); great-grandchildren, Amber (Justin) Parker, Dillon Carlton (Corrinne Overaitis)

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac. Friends may meet the family Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until services. Burial will take place at Sixteen Cemetery in Harreitta.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrietta Historical Museum or to the Harrietta Blueberry Festival. An online guestbook is available at

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  • ELSIE MOORE - Sep 30th, 2020 3:07 pm

    "Aunt Margaret was the most kind, caring and loving aunt ever. When we were little, she sat us down and taught 4 of us to knit on matchsticks. At that time, matches were longer. She always remembered all our birthdays with lovely cards and beautiful hankies. We always looked forward to her visits. She stopped many times to see Michelle when she was small She was the best ever and we loved her dearly. "

  • Joe and Ruth Klingbeil - Oct 1st, 2020 6:17 am

    "Our deepest sympathy to you all. Aunt Margaret was one of a kind, in the best way possible."

  • Amber Lee Parker - Oct 1st, 2020 7:20 am

    "Granny Margaret was a spirited woman. She had a big heart and I will always remember going to her house every year between Christmas and New Years. I will also remember the time my grandparents went on a cruise and I was tasked with looking after Granny for a week. Many letters and birthday cards exchanged, especially in my early years of life. She always made sure to remember my birthday even having it put on the Harrietta calendar each year. I am relieved that her pain has ended and sorry I cannot be there to say goodbye. "

  • Angela Carlton - Oct 1st, 2020 7:37 am

    "Rest Easy now Margaret. You and Arnie can finally be together again :) Love you forever"

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