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Born: Jun 17, 1924

Date of Passing: Oct 22, 2020

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June 17, 1924 - October 22, 2020

Peacefully, with family by his side, John Albert Klimpke, in his 96th year, passed away at the Stonewall Hospital on Thursday October 22, 2020. He was born in the RM of Rosser in the Lilyfield District on June 17, 1924.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Sophia. His children are: Kenneth (Audrey), Barbara (George), and Leonard (Karen). He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Kimberly, Andrea, Kent, Timothy, Lauren, and Myles. He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his grandson, Douglas Williams, parents, Fritz and Maria, and his six brothers and four sisters.
John was a proud farmer his whole life in the Rosser area (dairy and grain). He was a life long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was an avid sports fan and followed his children and grandchildren all over the province attending hockey games, baseball games and football games. He was also lifetime member of the Stonewall Legion Branch #52.
A graveside funeral service was held at the Lilyfield Cemetery on Monday, October 26, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2R 2Y8 or to the charity of your choice.
A special thank you to the Pine Falls Hospital and the Stonewall Hospital for their excellent care to our husband and father, John.
Thank you to Ken Loehmer for guiding us through this process with such care and compassion.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 31, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • John was my Mothers brother and I have many memories of family times together at the farm and in Winnipeg at my parents home. Our sincere condolences to Ken, Barb & Len and their families. - Posted by: Jack & Dorina Stadelmeier (Nephew) on: Nov 24, 2020

  • I’m saddened to hear of John’s passing. I have so many fond memories of times with John & Sophie and other members of the Klimpke family. I remember an avid card player, we would play for hours when we got together at Aunty Bernice’s (aka Herc). Mostly I remember a kind man who was always welcoming and will be forever missed by those who had the chance to know him. My deepest condolences to Sophie and family. - Posted by: Barb (Friend) on: Nov 02, 2020

  • Sorry to hear about John’s passing. John always gave my dad Al and I the “policeman’s discount” for storing my 1966 Ford Mustang at his farmstead. This usually entailed a 40oz of rye, which John would insist we have a drink. Condolences to his family and his son Len, who my dad knew. Smitty - Posted by: Kevin Smith (Friend) on: Nov 01, 2020

  • Our condolences to SOPHIA and the families of JOHN in his passing. Having only known John for a few of his 96 years, one soon realized that he was a person who worked hard and enjoyed life and was big supporter of the community in which he lived. - Posted by: BILL & Anna Fast (FRIEND) on: Nov 01, 2020

  • Gosh it was sad to hear John passed away - loved sports - being a legion member enjoyed meeting him @ the legion in Stonewall also at the local fastball / baseball games in Stonewall - "I am not what I do I am not what I have I am not what people say about me, I Am the beloved of God." and now he rests in peace with The Lord - God bless all the family.' - Posted by: KENNETH J ELLCHUK (friend) on: Oct 31, 2020

  • John lived a long (96 years!) fruitful and successful life. I knew him when he was on the executive of the Stonewall men's hockey team, and even though our team was an opponent, he showed great respect to all teams. He and Sophia were avid fans of their son, Ken, who excelled in hockey and other sports. Will always think back to those exciting years of sports and always admired the Klimpke family. Condolences to Sophia and family. God bless John, he was a great man! - Posted by: Lloyd Roche (Friend) on: Oct 31, 2020

  • Such sad news. John and Sophie were good friends of my parents. Alan and Vivian Sheldon. Over the years our family enjoyed seeing John and Sophie at the legion. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Nancy Scammell (Friend) on: Oct 31, 2020

  • Mr. Klimpke was 96 years young, into his 97th year (not 96th), and now has the best seat with the best view. Rest in peace Mr. Klimpke. - Posted by: Bradley Pisiak (sports fan) on: Oct 31, 2020

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