Carolyn was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. She earned several badges and awards including, the Silver Beaver Award, the Bronze Pelican Award, Order of the Arrow-Ordeal Membership, Wood Badge, District Commissioner Awards, College of Commissioner Awards, Venturing Awards, and the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. She was also a member of the Catholic Scouting Committee, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 622, and the Illinois Preceptor Epsilon Beta O’Fallon XP2927. Carolyn loved taking care of kids and enjoyed baking, camping, and birdwatching.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 14 years, David Klemp, whom she married on May 7, 1983, and who died on September 9, 1997; and her parents, Antone and Marie, nee Wheat, Kalmer.
Surviving are a son, John Klemp of Belleville, IL;
an aunt, Joyce Kalmer;
two special cousins, Cheryl (Paul) Engelman, and their children, Joshua Engelman, Becca (Dustin) McClintock, and Dylan Engelman, and Kevin (Della) Kalmer, their son, Kory (Heather) Kalmer, and their son, Joe Kalmer;
many more dear cousins;
and a grand-dog, Zeus.
Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prairie du Rocher, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2021, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.
Funeral: A funeral procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines will be observed.
Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Prairie du Rocher, IL.