Jeffrey Klimmek

June 6, 1947 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 73)


Jeffrey Klimmek - June 6, 1947 -  June 9, 2020

Jeff lived with his arms and his heart wide open.  He was a passionate teacher (27 years in St. Paul), a lover of nature, and a dreamer of adventures. Elbow Lake, Wolf Ridge ELC, Lake Superior, Montana, Canada, children and friends with us always.  A lovely, funny, inspirational man, Jeff made a life and friends wherever he went. 

While in Hospice Jeff said, “I don’t have a body and I have no future, but I still have my love, and I can still give it away”.  He died lovingly cared for by his wife and children and his family of caregivers at Lyngblomsten Care Center.  We are grateful to them. 

Everybody has a Jeff story.  Until we can be together, please see the pictures and share your memories. We will have a party in Jeff’s honor in the future, so tell us how to find you.(Click on picture to see entire photo

Jeff is survived by his wife, Katherine, children, Anni, Sam, Joe, Maggie, Sideth, nine grandchildren, and many friends. 

Thank you for loving Jeff; you know he loves you back!

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeff’s memory may be sent to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center to support an academic field science program for underserved youth of St. Paul.  


*Wolf Ridge ELC  Attn: Pete Smerud, 6202 Cranberry Road, Finland MN 55603



American Legion Service
June 20, 2020

4:00 PM


Wolf Ridge ELC
6202 Cranberry Road, Finland MN 55603

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