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Eileen Joyce Klingman dies at 80

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Eileen Joyce Klingman age 80 of Nashua, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Nashua with Rev. Bill Nielson presiding.Friends may greet the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home -- Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Tuesday at church.Interment will be at a later date.  Online condolences for Eileen's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.comEileen was born Oct. 26, 1936 in rural Fayette County, Arlington, the daughter of George and Etta (Kray) Burrack. She attended Putnum 1 rural school, Lamont Elementary School and Arlington Elementary School before graduating from Arlington High School in 1954. She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. While in high school she enjoyed basketball, band and choir. She went on to attend Wartburg College and played in the band and orchestra. Eileen also received her B.S. in education while attending Wartburg.Eileen was fondly known as “Eenie”, a nickname given to her by her four older brothers. This name would follow her through her life. She would later be known as “Grandma Eenie” by her grandchildren.She married the love of her life, Roger Klingman, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arlington on June 9, 1957. Eileen was an elementary teacher at Tripoli, Greenfield, Vinton and Nashua. She retired in 1995 after 31 years of teaching.Spending time with her family meant a lot to Eileen. She enjoyed reading, fishing on the Mississippi, sewing, arts and crafts, watching sporting events, traveling and spending her summers at the Clayton Cottage, and tending to her flowers. Eileen was a member of St. John’s Choir, Ch. EN PEO, her weekly breakfast group and St. John’s Book group. Eileen is survived by her husband Roger of Nashua; one son Barry (Dena) Klingman of Nashua; three grandsons, Kory Klingman, Jordan Klingman, Gavin Klingman all of Nashua; one brother Henry Burrack of Trail, Minn., 15 nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters Kathryn and Kerry; three brothers Edwin Burrack, Clifford Burrack and Donald Burrack. 

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