(OPELIKA) A graveside service for Carl Kingren, 91, of Opelika will be at Randolph Memory Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Newman officiating.
Mr. Kingren passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Arbor Springs Health and Rehab in Opelika.
He was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Dairyland, Wis., to the late J. Fred and Effie Cockerham Kingren. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe during the Berlin Blockade. He attended The University of Alabama while working for Burroughs Corporation when the computer age was just beginning. He and his first wife, the former Doris Jones of Roanoke, were transferred from Montgomery to Miami where he completed 20 years with Burroughs Corporation. He spent his remaining years before retirement working with the American Association of Christian Schools and in the accounting field.
He and his family moved to Roanoke in 1977. God blessed Carl and Doris with 43 wonderful years together. Doris went to be with God in 1995. Mr. Kingren was a member of Pepperell Baptist Church in Opelika. He dearly loved his church and his wonderful friends there.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Janice Whaley Kingren of Opelika; daughter, Katherine Hawkins (Charles) of Ocean Springs, Miss.; son, J. Fred Kingren (Stacy) of Birmingham; stepdaughter, Billie Jean Miller (Mark) of Opelika; five grandchildren; and sisters, Margorie Rand (Allen) of Danbury, Wis., and Lorraine Seeland of St. Joseph, Mich. In addition to his first wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Audrey Kingren Horner and Jessie Kingren Whitus.
The family requests that masks be worn and social distancing be practiced during the service.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.