Richard “Rick” D. Klimek, age 48, of Osakis, formerly of Maple Lake, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 18, 2016, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016, at St. William’s Catholic Church in Parkers Prairie with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Music is provided by Kim Byrne. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Richard Dennis Klimek was born on February 10, 1968, to Dennis and Maxine (Hemquist) Klimek in St. Paul. He was baptized on February 10, 1968, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul and confirmed on April 25, 1983, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Anoka. He attended St. Stephen’s Catholic School in Anoka through the eighth grade and graduated from Anoka High School. During the summers, Rick spent his time helping out on his grandma and grandpa’s family farm. Following his education, he worked for Larsen Manufacturing as a painter, KWM Manufacturing in Assembly, and Warrior Boats in assembly from 1996 to 2009. Rick was known as a gentle giant as he was a quiet and reserved person. He loved to come home for mom’s home cooked meals. Rick spent time fishing, rifle and bow hunting deer and waterfowl. He also loved to read.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Klimek; paternal grandparents, Andrew and Mary Klimek; and maternal grandpa, Carroll Hemquist.
Rick is survived by his parents, Dennis and Maxine Klimek of Parkers Prairie; brother, Dan (Bobbi) Klimek of Watkins; two nieces, Katie and Dannielle Klimek of Watkins; grandma, Arlene Hemquist of Parkers Prairie; many aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts, and great-uncles.
Pallbearers are Mark Hemquist, Matthew Hemquist, Benjamin Wendt, Arik Hemquist, Aaron Hemquist, and Chad Hemquist.