Karen C. Klennert
Born in northern Minnesota, author Karen C. Klennert grew up as a “country girl.” She is the eldest of sixteen children and learned at a young age what responsibility meant.
Her father was a strict ruling man while her mother was a mellow and gentle woman. Their home was burned to the ground when she was ten years old. This incident killed two of her sisters. Many more tragedies happened to her family in the years that followed – and all these episodes played a role in molding each of their personalities.
Though they were a poor family, they never lacked the necessities of life. Farm animals were always a part of her rural family life, and all of the children had a part in caring for them. Although she wanted to go to college after high school, it just was not meant to be. But she finally accomplished her unforgotten dream of graduating from college in 1993, after all her children grew up.
She has six children, fifteen grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.
She presently works as a sub-teacher, particularly enjoying special education classes. She loves reading, flowers, four-wheeling, genealogy, crocheting, knitting, and being with family and friends. She and her husband have five miniature dogs that have become a big part of their family ever since their children left the nest.
For the many things that happened to her – albeit good and bad – she can truly say: Life is good!