LUVERNE KLEMZ

LuVerne Klemz, of Braham, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home in Braham. He was 82 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham with Father Nicholas Zimmer and Deacon Tom Pinataro officiating.

VISITATION will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

INTERMENT will be on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

LuVerne Richard Klemz, of Braham, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at his home in Braham. He was 82 years old.

LuVerne “Vern” was born on June 20, 1930 in Silver Creek, Minnesota to Herman and Clara (Krueger) Klemz. He was confirmed in Silver Creek at an early age. His family moved to Monticello for several years, then to Minneapolis.

Vern joined the Navy in 1948 and served until 1952. On June 9, 1956, he married Lucille “Lou” Goedert. The couple had five children. The family lived in Vadnais Heights for several years and then moved to Coon Rapids. In 1969, they moved to a farm northwest of Grasston. In 1990, they moved to Isanti for three years. After this, they settled in Braham.

In his early years, Vern’s jobs consisted of cement tender, house mover, and auto mechanic. He began working for Minneapolis Moline as a diesel mechanic, then advanced to plant electrician and ended in research and development.

Vern’s family was his whole life. He adored children and was always holding the babies. Vern enjoyed music and played guitar and sang at family gatherings. He loved to read, hunt, fish and visit with family and friends. He could fix anything.

Vern was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, and a baby son.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille “Lou,” and children; Cathy (Gary) Lidke, Ann Klemz, Richard (Barb) Klemz, Daniel (Jonelle) Klemz; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham, Minnesota. Father Nicholas Zimmer and Deacon Tom Pinataro officiated. Music was provided by Joni Nelson and Marie Grundberg. Pallbearers were Julie Jarnot, Levi Lidke, Brett Klemz, Stephanie Klemz, Cody Klemz, and Drew Klemz. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

 

10 guestbook entries for LUVERNE KLEMZ

  1. Janet Smith April 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Lou & family, I’m so sorry about Vern’s passing! I remember the great times I had when visiting with all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Love to all of you.
    Janet

  2. Mary Bjorklund April 6, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Lou and family, Dave and I were so sorry to hear of Vern’s death. We have such wonderful memories of you both as our neighbor and as Joe’s godparents. You are in our prayers.

  3. Mike and Judy Torgeson April 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    Lou and Family. We just heard about Vern’s passing and we
    send our deepest sympathy. We pray for you during this time. May God be with you.

    Mike and Judy

  4. bill and Barb Papke April 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    We were just saying that we hadn`t heard from you guys an d was wondering how you were doing..sorru to hear that Vernie has passed away….we hope to see yoi on Wednesday, thoughts are with you all

  5. Mary Lou Gusk April 8, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Lou and Family, So sorry to hear about Vern’s passing; may you cherish all the wonderful memories. May God be with you and the family. Deepest sympathy wishes.

  6. Terry and Mary Kay Bodeen April 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you…What a blessing he was as husband,father,grandfather,great-grandfather.etc.. He is our loss too as he added joy to our lives and gave us his family as our wonderful friends. God welcomes Vern and may He give you His comfort. Lou.. you are a model of living your marriage vows… and an example for all to admire!

  7. Alayne Swedeen April 9, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  8. Steve & Sandy White April 9, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    Lou & Family. Our prayers are with you all. Vern isn’t in pain any longer. What a blessing for him. May God be with You durning this difficult time.

  9. Steve & Sandy White April 9, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Lou & Family, Vern was such a kind man. Your in our prayers & he suffers no more. God Bless You All.

  10. Ruth Hagfors April 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Lou and your wonderful family, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you say good bye for now. Cherish your memories and look to the Lord for comfort and healing. The Lord will see you all through this tough time.

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