Mary A. Klimek, age 63, of Brandon, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Alomere Health in Alexandria.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Brandon with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Interment is at the church cemetery. Following the services on Tuesday, a lunch will be provided at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Monday, May 17, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. followed by the rosary at 8 p.m. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the service.
Please honor all COVID-19 health mandates, including social distancing and wearing of facial coverings.
Mary Ann was born on July 5, 1957, to Leo and Helen (Pischke) Klimek in Parkers Prairie. She grew up in the Urbank area attending Parochial School through the sixth grade. Mary graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1976. She was united in marriage to Roger Klimek on August 21, 1976, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank. Mary worked at the Blue Gill Café in Brandon while also caretaking the Brandon Creamery Apartments with Roger. She spent time raising her children before returning to work as a paraprofessional in the Brandon School District for 23 years, Ostlund Hardware, and most recently Wagner Trucking both in Brandon. Mary had a very strong Catholic faith and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church where she was very involved in decorating for various seasons. She was also a member of the Millerville American Legion Auxiliary and active with Relay for Life in Alexandria. Mary will always be an amazing Wife, Mother, and Nana. She was a gracious caregiver, who always put others before herself, and brought true joy and love to all. She cherished her time with family, especially her grandkids. She enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, golfing, cooking, gardening, and crafting.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Patrick; and father-in-law, Gebhart.
Mary is survived by her husband of 44 years, Roger; son, Bradley (Leah) Klimek of Albertville; daughter, Jody (Brent) LaVoi of Sauk Centre; brother, Charlie (Jodi) Klimek of Parkers Prairie; sister, Kathy (Mike) Ranweiler of Brandon; mother-in-law, Adelaide Klimek of Alexandria; five grandchildren, Brianna, Mallory, Jackson, Ayda, and Wyatt; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers are Chris Ranweiler, Mark Ranweiler, Eric Klimek, Shawn Lehn, Josh Wilcox, and Joe Bushman. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren.
God looked around his garden
and found an empty space
Then He looked down upon this earth
and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest
God's garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best.