Carol E Trinklein

January 16, 1936 ~ September 30, 2018 (age 82)


On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Carol Trinklein, loving wife and mother of three children, was taken home to the Lord at the age of 82.

Carol was born on January 16, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to Herbert and Margaret Dandanell.  In 1956 she graduated from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois. 

Carol’s life was dedicated to Lutheran education and ministry alongside her husband of 60 years, Rev. Edgar Trinklein.  She taught and assisted early elementary education at Lutheran Schools from 1956 to 1982, including two years at Trinity, Orlando and 22 years at Faith, Marietta. In 1982 she and Ed were called to ministry at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakeland, FL where she spent the remainder of her life.  Her love for the Lord and faith in Christ as Savior were evident in her family and church life. 

She is survived by her husband, Edgar; her children Lynn (Mike) Zeddies, Paul (Tracy) Trinklein, Beth (Ben) Witten; her grandchildren Brooke (Rob), Daniel, Josh, Jonathan, Rachel, Danielle and Nicholas; and great-grandchild Cato.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4 from 6-8PM at the Lakeland Funeral Home.  The Funeral Service will take place on Friday, October 5 at 10:30AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Harden Boulevard.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church or School.

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October 4, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel
2125 S. Bartow Hwy
Lakeland, FL 33801

October 5, 2018

10:30 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
4450 Harden Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33813


Lakeland Memorial Gardens
2125 South Bartow Road
Lakeland, FL 33801

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