Corlan Kleinschmidt, 84 of Oklee, MN passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN with her loving family by her side.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM with the funeral service to celebrate Corlan’s life at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church rural Oklee, MN with Rev. Jonathan Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Corlan Ann Sorenson was born September 23, 1937 in Thief River Falls, MN the daughter of Harry and Agnes (Tillman) Sorenson. She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church near Oklee, MN. She attended country school in Garnes Township, Red Lake County, MN and graduated from Plummer High School with the class of 1955.

On October 9, 1957 Corlan was united in marriage to Charles Otto Magnell. They made their home in Grand Forks, ND and to this union five children were born, Randall, Annette, Wesley, Dennis and Jason. They lived near the race track and worked at a gas station and a dairy farm. The family eventually returned to live on the family farm in Garnes Township where they took over the Magnell Family Farm and raised small grains, dairy cows and sheep. Corlan taught at three country schools: Goodridge, Deer Park Township, and Fosston. Charles passed away in 1977 in a trucking accident in Duluth, MN.

Corlan was a stay-at-home mom until 1978 when she started working at the Midland Gas Station in Oklee. She then became a nurse’s aide and worked at McIntosh Manor for over twenty-five years.

In September of 1992, Corlan married Robert Kleinschmidt and the couple made their home in Oklee. Later moved to Lake Marian near Hutchinson, MN where she continued to work part-time in a nursing home and taking care of their cats. After Bob’s death in 2012, Corlan returned to live in Oklee where she has continued to reside and started working at Peatland Reds Potato Farm.

Corlan enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, she loved to travel, watch the Minnesota Vikings and attend her kids, grandkids & great-grandkids activities whether at church or school where she was their  best cheerleader and biggest fan. She never forgot any of her family birthdays.

She was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church and a member of Zion Lutheran Church when she lived in Oklee.

Survivors include her loving sons, Randy (Nancy) Magnell, Wes (Debbie) Magnell, and Dennis (Danielle) Magnell all of Oklee; grandchildren, Craig (Michelle) Magnell, Troy (Amber) Magnell, Isaac (Emily) Magnell, Jennifer (Derek) Schroeder, Derick (Amanda) Vettleson, Erika (Shevy) Akason, Lindsay (Mitch) Rystad, Nick Vettleson, Jonathan (Holly) Magnell, Charles (Naomi) Magnell, Mikel (Jill) Magnell, Wesley (Jessica) Magnell Jr., Benjamin (Carly) Theis, Daniel Svalen, Jessica Santala, Jillian Magnell, Jenna (Javin) Grisham, Jarren Magnell, Nathan Magnell, Miranda (Douglas) Percy, Nolan Magnell,  Krista (Tyler) Lundeen, Brooke (Ian) Halle, Jacob Magnell; son-in-law, Galen Phelps and his daughter, Anessa; daughter-in-law, Toni Magnell; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Ian, Brock, Carter, Easton, Clowie, Eli, Liam, Jackson, Benson, Kaiza, Paxley, Krimzen, Brooklyn, Regan, Crew, Brody, Sophia, Keaden, Aaron, Owen, Maci, Harper, Carson, Scarlet, Malea, Beckett, Paisleigh, Chloe, Audrey, Macy, Millie, Tavin, Konnar, Jimmy, Amirah, Jet, Jude, Aiden, Bella, Kyler, Logan, Tiana, Aly, Briar, Esenyah, Anna and Amiela; sister, Janice Melvie; sisters-in-law Wavell Sorenson, Shirley (Darrow) Lundeen, Vi (Dellas) Disrud, Muriel Mandt; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Magnell and Robert Kleinschmidt; daughter, Annette Magnell; son, Jason Magnell; parents; brothers, Kermit, Virgil (Marie) and Lloyd Sorenson; and brothers-in-law, Earl Melvie and Lyle Mandt.

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
3:00 PM

Ebenezer Lutheran Church

12030 280th Avenue NE

Oklee, mn 56742

Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM at church.