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OLIVE ALMA KLIMPKE (LUDTKE)
Born: Feb 15, 1925
Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
OLIVE ALMA KLIMPKE
February 15, 1925 - March 10, 2021
She was predeceased by husband Fred, son-in-law Jim, and grandson Robert; as well as 12 sisters and brothers.
Mom was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Stonewall Branch #52. She worked for the T. Eaton Company in Winnipeg for a few years and then married Fred. She opened her home to borders on Ruby Street, while raising her family. After moving to Stonewall she opened up Stonewall Florist.
She loved to bake, can pickles and you couldn't beat her fried chicken and cinnamon buns. There was always a pot of "hair curling coffee" on the stove when friends, neighbours and grandkids visited.
Mom was seldom seen without a cat on her lap and a dog at her feet. Her and Callie always loved their afternoon "catnaps". She loved to knit and watch curling and baseball on television, the daily crossword puzzles was a must. Playing cards for money and joking with everyone was a favourite pastime. Her long road trips consisted of picking wild flowers, berries, "bullrushes", and "pussy willows". Listening to all the "oldie records" especially Wilf Carter and Anne Murray always brought a smile to her face.
Thanks for the great care she received from Home Care workers, Stonewall Hospital, Teulon Care Home and Rosewood Lodge.
A private family service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with interment to follow in the Stonewall Cemetery.
Special thanks to Pastor Mark for his visits and comforting words. Also to Ken Loehmer for his compassion.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward Street, Winnipeg or to a charity of your choice.
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2021
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
My condolences to your family. - Posted by: Rodney Neufeld (Nephew) on: Mar 22, 2021
To Marlene, Blair, Jeanette, Vivian, Jamie and Crystal and families So very sorry that you are grieving the loss of this very special lady. Through laughter and tears, keep her memories alive and close to your hearts she will always be. Take care! - Posted by: Cheryl Dodd (Family Acquaintance) on: Mar 14, 2021
I know Olive only through the tribute offered to her in this obituary. As I read it I learned of a woman whose love of the simple things of everyday life made her an artist and a teacher to all she met. Her gifts brought the blessing of a peaceful, vibrant home setting to family, friends and to boarders at one time in her life. A lively mind, a creative spirit, a loving heart and a graceful bearing describe Olive in your tribute. Thank you for sharing this beautiful life story and thank you Olive as you pass on to higher places. - Posted by: Laura Steiman (Admirer) on: Mar 13, 2021
I attended Stonewall Collegiate way back when in my high school days. I used to take my bagged lunch and go home with Vivian on our lunch hours. They were special times for me. Olive always made me feel welcome. I admired her creativity with flowers and thought it might be something I would like to do one day. But it wasn't meant to be. My deepest condolences to all the family. May God comfort you as you grieve your loss. - Posted by: Caroll Dalke (Family friend) on: Mar 13, 2021
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