Jerome H. Klimek, age 84, of Millerville, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Knute-Nelson Memorial Home in Alexandria.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville with Fr. Herb Gappa, M.M., officiating. Music will be provided by Donna Korkowski, Bernice Dalluge and the church choir. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., with 6:30 p.m., rosary and 7 p.m., parish prayers, Tuesday, at the church. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Jerome Henry Klimek was born to Peter and Anna (Buerskin) Klimek at home in Leaf Valley Township, Douglas County, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville. He attended St. Mary's Parochial School in Millerville. He was united in marriage to Delleen "Adella" Daas June 14, 1950, at Sacred Heart Church in Urbank. Following their marriage they raised their family on his family farm in the Millerville area. He spent his life working hard: farming, roofing and building grain dryers. Jerome was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerome is survived by his wife of 62 years, Adella; six sons, David (Jane) Klimek of St. Paul, Marty Klimek of Carlos, Allen (Sue Ann) Klimek of Alexandria, Greg (Diane) Klimek of Fergus Falls, Duane (Jackie) Klimek of Millerville and Don (Jill) Klimek of Garfield; six daughters, Emily Klimek of Juneau, Alaska, Germaine (Stephen) Beers of Alexandria, Kathy (Scott) Hansen of Leaf Valley, Renee (Joseph) Eustice of Ortonville, Rhonda (Jason) Bous of Miltona and Glenda (Jeremy) Judd of Wadena; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Klimek of Lowry; sister, Rita Wille of Alexandria; sister-in-law, Adelaide Klimek of Alexandria; 45 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Rick; grandson-in-law, Matt Baumann; brothers, Wilbert and Gebhart Klimek; sisters, Dorothy Koep and Sr. Lois Klimek, OSB; brothers-in-law, Dick Wille, Donald Koep, Leander Daas, Cyril Daas and Louie Buerman and sister-in-law, Olivia Klimek.
Pallbearers will be his remaining six sons. Honorary pallbearers will be his six daughters.