Carolyn (Klinkenberg) Berns, 76, of Saint Olaf, IA, died Monday, November 2, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. She was born on October 2, 1939, on the home farm in rural Saint Olaf, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Mabel (Hakert) Klinkenberg.
Carolyn was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Elkader and graduated from the Elkader High School. Carolyn furthered her education after high school and became a Registered Nurse and worked for various organizations in this area. On October 24, 1961, Carolyn was united in marriage with Donald Berns at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo and was later blessed with two children.