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La Teresa Klingman, 69

November 30, 2012
Dysart Reporter

La Teresa (Music) Klingman, 69, died peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at her home in Vinton.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Stephen K. Preus officiating. There will be a private family visitation. Private family burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.

La Teresa Marie Stein was born October 21, 1943 in Vinton to Harold and Thelma Shafer Stein. She grew up in Dysart and graduated from Dysart High School in 1962. She earned her nursing degree from Allen School of Nursing in Waterloo. In 1963, she began her 47-year career at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, retiring in 2010.

On June 23, 1972, La Teresa was united in marriage to Ken Music in Huron, South Dakota. The couple lived in Vinton all their married life. Ken preceded her in death on November 24, 2004. On August 21, 2010, she married Lyle Klingman and moved to Volga, Iowa. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active in the Altar Guild. She also enjoyed being a member of PEO.

She is survived by her hysband, Lyle, Volga (IA); daughter, Kim (Dave) Staab, Vinton; sons, Robert (Julia) Music, Jacksonville (FL), and Donald (Julie) Music, Coralville (IA); sister, Twylia (Duane) Chizek, Elberon (IA); stepson, Kent (Jennifer) Klingman, Strawberry Point (IA); stepdaughter, Rhonda (Craig) Fry, Yuma (AZ); six grandchildren, Michelle (Russ) Heer, Jeremy (Katie) Music, Dr. Guy (Jess) Music, Ashley (Nathan) Hesson, Nick (Amanda) Staab and Meredith Music; and eight great-grandchildren, Brianna and Emma Heer, James and Gwen Music, Aubrey and Alana Music, and Lily Ann and Noah Hesson.

In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton.

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for La Teresa and her family. Condolences may be sent to the family at



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