no image

Shirley (Tenney) Klinkner

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Shirley L. Klinkner formerly Tenney
Born 1930s.
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1960s - unknown)]
Died 2010s.
Profile manager: Daniel Jens private message [send private message]
Profile last modified
This page has been accessed 28 times.


Marriage license was issued in Martin County, MN, but Shirley's obituary indicates marriage was in Madelia, MN.

WINNEBAGO - Shirley Louise (Tenney) Klinkner, 79, of Winnebago, Minn., formerly of Fairmont, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, at Grace Point Crossing Nursing Home in Cambridge, Minn. Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Blue Earth. Shirley Klinkner was born March 31, 1936, in Fairmont, Minn., to Albert and Alice (Lenz) Tenney. In 1953, she graduated valedictorian of her high school class in Granada, Minn. In 1957, Shirley married Arnold J. Klinkner in Madelia, Minn. They lived in communities including Red Wing, Olivia, Cold Spring, Ellendale, Delavan and Winnebago, Minn., where Arnold was a teacher, coach, and driver's ed. instructor. She was a loving woman who was very devoted to her nine children and their families. She lived out her Christian faith and was a great example to all who knew her. She had many friends and enjoyed regularly writing and corresponding with them. Shirley enjoyed working in various secretarial positions in Minneapolis, Fairmont and Winnebago. She was a homemaker, an avid seamstress, a religious ed. instructor, and a member of the Fairmont "Thimble Club." Shirley loved singing in community and church choirs and volunteering in many other church activities. She also took part in Community Theater. She was very creative and loved painting, calligraphy, writing, gardening, baking and cooking. Above all, she cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Shirley is survived by her children and their spouses: Tim (Lisa) Klinkner of Owatonna, Laurie (Jim) Trombley of New Brighton, Deb (Don) Lorsung of Isanti, Bonnie (Dean) Johnson of Springfield, Mo., Dan Klinkner of Blue Earth, Julie (Doug) Haecherl of Becker, Brad (Michelle) Klinkner of Garfield, Beth Wepplo of Willmar, Chris (Michelle) Klinkner of Winnebago; 27 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Gracie) Tenney of East Chain, Darrell Tenney of Fairmont, Ken (Kathy) Tenney of Fairmont; sister, Marilyn (Brian) Blanchard of Big Lake; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Geraldine (Richard) Roesch, Luella Heiling, Melvin Klinkner, Alfred (Nancy) Klinkner, LuVerne (Sue) Klinkner; and many nieces, nephews and their families. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold in 1999; son-in-law, Larry Wepplo; sister, Carol Tenney; brother, Lyle Tenney, two infant brothers, her parents, Albert and Alice Tenney; several brothers-in-law, Francis, Martin, Leo, Orville and Everett; and sisters-in-law, Agatha and Delores.


  • 1. Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002,, File Number 1936-MN-041890.

More Genealogy Tools

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Shirley's formal name
  • full middle name (L.)
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • exact deathdate
  • death location
  • private children's names (1)
  • spouse's name and marriage information
For access to Shirley Klinkner's full information you must be on the Trusted List. Please login. See the Contact section of the Tree & Tools page.

Sponsored Search

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:
  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit.
  • Private Messages: Send a private message to the Profile Manager. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

T  >  Tenney  |  K  >  Klinkner  >  Shirley (Tenney) Klinkner