Funeral held for Iowa woman killed in Las Vegas shooting

Residents of the small northwest Iowa city of Sutherland gathered on Saturday to mourn Carly Kreibaum, a 33-year-old mother of two who was among those killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Dozens of people converged on a chilly and damp morning at a downtown community center to remember Kreibaum, the Sioux City Journal reported. A burial was held later at a local cemetery.

Kreibaum's family requested that no media attend the funeral. Several people later refused to comment, citing privacy concerns.

Kreibaum and her friends were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1 in Las Vegas when Stephen Paddock opened fire toward concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel, authorities said. Paddock, who eventually killed himself, also injured more than 500 people in the shooting.

Kreibaum was a manager of the housewares department at a Wal-Mart in Spencer, according to an obituary provided by Warner Funeral Homes and Crematory. The obituary also noted Kreibaum loved to paint, make pottery and "was an excellent cook." She also loved baking and cake decorating.

Kreibaum is survived by her husband and children, as well as her parents and several family members.

The newspaper reports a local bank has established an account to benefit Kreibaum's family. A separate fundraising event to help her family with expenses will be held Sunday.

Before you go...

MPR News is dedicated to bringing you clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives when we need it most. We rely on your help to do this. Your donation has the power to keep MPR News strong and accessible to all during this crisis and beyond.