Carol A. Klienow-Yoakum – January 17, 1940 – September 10, 2021

Sep 15, 2021 | Obituaries | 1 comment

Carol A. Klienow-Yoakum, 81, of Marblehead, passed away on Sept. 10 at the Countryside Manor of Fremont. She had been a resident there for the past 3 years. She was born on Jan. 17, 1940, in Sandusky, the daughter of Lott and Verna (Fleshmann) Buckley. She married Donald Klienow and he preceded her in death in 2016.

Carol was a realtor for Street Realty, in Marblehead for 20 years, retiring in 1984. She was a “people person” who enjoyed talking to everyone and made many friends over the years. Being an active member in her church, Lakeside Methodist, also kept her on the go. Later in life she became more of a home body and cherished the time she spent with her daughter and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, along with her Yorkshire terriers.

Carol is survived by her daughter, Colleen (Kevin) Bird, granddaughters, Brittany (Marty) Baird, Courtney Bird, great-grandchildren, Madison, Breen, Lucas and Hayden, and brother, William (Dawn) Buckley. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Thomas Buckley.

Services will be scheduled and announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Humane Society of Ottawa County, 2424 E. Sand Rd., Port Clinton, Ohio 43452. The Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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  1. Cheri Cunni

    Carol was, to many folks, “Mrs. Lakeside”. She worked very hard to help us make our Lakeside Dreams become a reality. Anyone who knew her felt special when she with them.

    She took this new realtor under her wing and showed her the ropes. For her care and concern I was deeply thankful.

    Carol had a rough life but never let it stop her. She set an example of never giving up.

    She loved her Yorkshire Terriers and was very concerned in her later years about their well being. Winston died before her but Samson has a very special home in southern Ohio and is pampered as Carol would have.


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