Carmen Clarence Klumb was born August 20, 1918, rural Davison County, to Gustav and Martha (Storm) Klumb. He grew up in Davison County and attended Tobin Township School. He attended Diesel Mechanic School in Chicago. He entered the US Army during World War II, and served in the Army Air Corps in Europe. He returned to Mount Vernon and farmed until the time of his death. He was a member of St. John Lutheran and the Ethan American Legion. He was a private pilot an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed big game hunting in Canada and Alaska.
He is survived by two brothers: LaVerne Klumb and wife, Leona of Ethan, SD, Eugene Klumb and wife, Berenice of Brandenton, FL and one sister-in-law, Stella Klumb of Parkston, SD, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nelda Marshall; two brothers, Orville Klumb and Melvin Klumb and his parents.