Allen H. Klimmek
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Tucson AZ, formerly of Monticello
Oct. 17, 1922 ~ Nov. 9, 2013
Allen H. Klimmek formerly of Monticello, MN, passed away in Tucson, AZ. Allen was born in Albany, MN on Oct. 17, 1922. He was one of eight children born to parents that were very interested in their children's education. His father was on the board of education for as long as he can remember.
At the age of five, Allen appeared on stage in his debut performance for the Thanksgiving program and sang "Show Me the Way to Go Home" (the drunkard's theme song) and brought the house down! He still has the picture!
He attended business college and graduated in 1940. He met the love of his life, Lorraine, in church, and they married in 1942. Allen joined the Army/Air corps in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1945. He earned the Bronze Star and European Theater medal. He was also in charge of his group as a Tech. Sergeant. He was ranked a G-5 army of occupation. He was a WWII veteran and lifetime member of the VFW.
Throughout their lives, Allen and Lorraine traveled extensively through every state in our country and also visited Australia, New Zealand and South America. They were both avid golfers. Although they had no children, they enjoyed their large family of nieces and nephews. He is survived by his sisters, Maxine Senninger of Springfield, MO and Irene Rathman of Pasadena, CA. His wife, Lorraine passed away this past April after celebrating 70 glorious years of happiness.
They owned a furniture store called "Klimmek's Home Furnishings" in Monticello for 19 years before they sold it and retired at a fairly early age.
Services will be private with interment in the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ. Arrangements by Bring Funeral Home in Tucson, Arizona. 520.2967193.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 17, 2013