Carol (Baer) Kellner, 90, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away early Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, at Eventide Heartland Care Center with family by her side.
Carol (Baer) Kellner, 90, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away early Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, at Eventide Heartland Care Center with family by her side. A small private family funeral service was held Friday, June 28 at the Heartland Care Chapel with Fr. Chad Wilhelm officiating. Burial was at the Devils Lake cemetery. Carol was born Aug. 19, 1928, in Little Falls, MN, to Nicholas and Marie (Ortman) Fox. As a young girl, her family moved to Richardon, ND, where she continued her education, graduating in 1946 from Richardton High School. She attended Christies Beauty School for Hair Dressing and Cosmetology, receiving her license in Aug. 1947. On July 19, 1948, she married Joseph Baer in Richardton. After moving to several different locations in North Dakota, they eventually moved to Devils Lake where they worked and raised their four children. Every summer the family would spend two weeks at her family's lake cabin in Minnesota, where everyone had a great time. Joseph passed away April 17, 1983. Carol worked at Carlson's Bakery for several years and then as secretary at St. Joseph's Elementary School from 1966 to 1992. On Dec. 26, 1985, she married Ted Kellner in Devils Lake, where they resided until his death on April 27, 2008. Carol was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Infant of Prague Altar Society. She loved her Lord and was a devout follower. She was an avid bowler and was a member of the same team for over 40 years. She also enjoyed gardening, feeding and watching the hummingbirds, tending to her many flower gardens and spending time with family and friends. Surviving Carol are; her children, Kathy (Gordon) Gulseth, Ottertail, MN, Jeanne Lindberg, Devils Lake, Bob Baer, Lawrence, KS, Jim (Felise) Baer, Fergus Falls, MN; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica and Jillian Baer, All of KS; sisters, Geneva (Glen) Huerd, Deborah (Bruce) Kociemba; sisters-in-law, Jan (Jim) Fox, Nancy (John) Fox; and many nieces and nephews. Preceeding her in death are; her two husbands, Joe and Ted; her parents; brothers, Frederick, John and James Fox; sisters, Mary Kay (Leonard) Pankow and Joan (Howard) Kuhn.