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Carl Kling

Carl Kling of Otsego passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022 at his home.

Carl was born December 25, 1945 in Otsego to Carl and Irma (Rowe) Kling. He was a 1964 Otsego High School graduate. Carl proudly served in his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. After serving his country he worked for Gibson Guitar until it closed then he owned and operated Carl’s Hair Cellar for 38 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed traveling the US, riding his beloved Gold Wing motorcycle; was a member of golf leagues for many years; enjoyed playing cards and games and loved woodworking.

Surviving are his companion of 11 years Shirley Hayse; his sons, Ryan (Kelly Haverstick) Kling of MA and Michael Kling of Sturgis; 2 grandsons, Mitch (Megan) Kling and Kyle Kling; 2 great grandchildren, Alyana & Hunter; his brother, Bruce (Melinda) Kling; niece and nephew Gary and Beth and many extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by Lynn Valerie (Wagoner) Kling, his wife of 33 years.

Friends may meet with Carl’s family on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 5-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Private burial of ashes will be at Mt. Home Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Carl may be made to

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Joyce McClellan

December 30, 2022 at 8:59 am

Thinking of all in prayer for comfort at this difficult time. GOD BLESS.

JOYCE & Dan McClellan


Linda L Mortensen

December 30, 2022 at 9:55 pm

So sorry to hear about Carl’s passing. He was a classmate and friend. Prayers for you Shirley and family.


Rosemary Parker

December 31, 2022 at 6:14 am

We met Carl through my aunt, whom we took to his shop weekly so she could get her hair done. As her health declined it became more and more difficult for her to make the trip, and I think a few times she went in her pajamas! But Carl was unceasingly patient and kind and she always left her hair appointment feeling encouraged and ready to face another week.

The world is a sorrier place for the loss of his compassion. May he rest in peace.



December 31, 2022 at 12:01 pm

I grew up with Brian graduated with him always loved his dad he was such a nice guy. Always had something nice to say he will definitely be missed.



January 1, 2023 at 9:41 am

Shirley and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing, he was a good guy, always seemed to be smiling and happy, had such a loving heart, ready to help anyone. So glad he found you Shirley, just know you gave him much happiness. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask, I send my love and prayers to you and the family. I can still see his smile, God Bless you, Sandy and Dave Holland


Sandie LoPresto

January 1, 2023 at 4:42 pm

Sending prayers of comfort to Shirley and family.


Sherry Meacham Hurlbut

January 2, 2023 at 7:36 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Carl! He was a very kind person! I’m sending prayers for his Family and Friends!


Kathy Plotts

January 3, 2023 at 12:43 am


I am so sad to hear of Carl’s passimg. I have many good memories of him. Playing cards, having him do my hair,seeing him at the casino. So many memories. He will be missed.


Georgia Newman

January 3, 2023 at 1:43 pm

To Shirley, Bruce and Melinda, and all of the wonderful Kling family, I send my deepest condolences. Thanking of all of you during this difficult loss.


Kay Knitter

January 4, 2023 at 9:26 am

So sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. With heartfelt sympathy & prayer. May God have mercy on his soul.



January 5, 2023 at 6:15 am

I’m very sorry to hear you lost your dad and grandpa. Sending love to Mike,Mitch, and Kyle. Carl was a very nice man.

Matt and Amanda Case


Jeanne Van Eerden

January 8, 2023 at 3:49 pm

Dear Shirley and Carl’s family, we have lost a wonderful friend and classmate. Seeing you both at our class reunion we saw happiness abound. So sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. God bless you Shirley.

Love, prayers and hugs, Jeanne & Dave Van Eerden


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