Carol Vicki Gullings of Annandale died peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in her Cedar Lake home, after a year-long battle with lung cancer. She was 71.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Additional services will be held in Mayville, N.D.
Carol Vicki Gullings was born Dec. 16, 1947, to the late Burnham and Velma (Koering) Kleveland in Mayville, N.D. Vicki was a 1965 graduate of Mayville High School. She 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, N.D., 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 was preceded in death by her mother and father, Velma and Burnham Kleveland, her brother Larry Kleveland, and husbands Gary Kimball and Rodney Gullings.
She is survived by her son Hal (and Dori) Kimball of Cokato, daughter Candi (and Troy) Davenport of Minnetonka, daughter Alicia Thompson of Eden Prairie, Minn; granddaughter Ella Jane Davenport; brother Keith Kleveland of Huntsville, Texas; sister Bonnie (and Keith) Nelson of Kindred, N.D., and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel of Kimball.