Carol ‘Vicki’ Gullings, age 71, of Annandale, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, surrounded by her family in her Cedar Lake home, after a year-long battle with lung cancer.
There will be visitation Thursday, Dec. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Additional services will take place in Mayville, ND.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel of Kimball. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at www.dingmannfuneral.com
Vicki was born Dec. 16, 1947, to the late Burnham and Velma (Koering) Kleveland in Mayville. She was a 1965 graduate of Mayville (ND) High School.
Vicki served her country in the Air Force, in Texas for a year, and was honorably discharged.
Throughout her working career, she was known for her work ethic, instilled by years of work on the family dairy farm; her integrity, and her sense of humor.
Vicki found her calling working for the United States Postal Service. She began her career in Mayville, ND in 1978, as a clerk. She was instrumental in establishing home mail delivery services in Mayville, where for nearly a decade, she served as the face of the Postal Service, delivering mail to the residents of Mayville six days a week.
Vicki transferred into a postal clerk role in Kimball in 1987, where she remained until her retirement in 2016.
Vicki took great pleasure in caring for the animals that would visit her Cedar Lake home. In her spare time, she was widely known to provide various arts and crafts to her family, friends and neighbors. Ceramic rocks bearing a family surname, and countless crocheted items and ornaments adorn many homes in the local area.
Vicki is survived by her son, Hal (Dori) Kimball of Cokato; daughter Candi (Troy) Davenport of Minnetonka; daughter Alicia Thompson of Eden Prairie; granddaughter Ella Jane Davenport; brother Keith Kleveland of Huntsville, TX; sister Bonnie Nelson (Keith) of Kindred, ND, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Velma and Burnham Klevelend; her brother, Larry Klevelend; and husbands Gary Kimball and Rodney Gullings.