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Born: Apr 13, 1926

Date of Passing: Dec 04, 2021

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April 13, 1926 - December 4, 2021

Peacefully, Sophia Elizabeth Klimpke, in her 96th year, passed away at the Stonewall Hospital on Saturday, December 4, 2021. She was born in the RM of Rockwood in the Stonewall District on April 13, 1926.
Mom is by our Father's side now and that is exactly where she wanted to be.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Audrey), Barbara (George) and Leonard (Karen). She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Kimberly, Andrea, Kent, Timothy, Lauren and Myles. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband of 74 years, John; and her parents, Colin and Nancy McDonald. Predeceased also by her grandson Douglas Williams. Mom was also predeceased by her three brothers and five sisters.
Mom met Dad at school when she was in grade five and dad was in grade seven. Their relationship was sealed as they married about 10 years later.
They lived at the family farm located in Rosser for about 50 years before retiring and moving to Stonewall.
Mom was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was an avid sports fan and followed her children all over the province attending hockey games, baseball games and football games. Mom was renowned for her unbiased analysis of all types of sports not just limited to hockey or baseball.
She was also a very active member of the Stonewall Legion Branch No. 52.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward Street, Winnipeg. Pastor Mark Just officiating. Interment to follow at Lilyfield cemetery.
Double vaccination along with masking will be mandatory to attend.
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 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch Number No. 52 located in Stonewall, Manitoba.
A special thank you to the Stonewall Hospital for their excellent care given to our mother and grandmother. 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 Dec 08, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Ken, Barb, Len & families…I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved mom. Soph was truly an incredible lady who I admired, as well as your Dad. The Klimpke family taught me what a real family was all about. They were special people in my life & will never forget them. Again, I am so sorry. - Posted by: Cheryl McCullough (Friend ) on: Dec 13, 2021

  • To Barb, Ken, Len and their Families - We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Sophia was a special lady to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. She was always ready to welcome folks to her home, and great fun to be with. Remember Grey Cup Parties? We sure do. She devoted a lot of her time to the Stonewall Legion, and again, much fun to be had. When we think of Soph, we pause, smile and renew good old memories. We hope the same happens for all of you and your families. Hugs, Harry and Bonnie - Posted by: Harry and Bonnie Elliot (Friends) on: Dec 09, 2021

  • Our most sincere condolences to the Klimpke family for their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Martin & Colleen Kohnen (Friends) on: Dec 09, 2021

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