Klimmek, Herman Godfrey, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014, peacefully at home, one day shy of his 96th birthday. He was born November 27, 1918, in Luzerne, MI to the late Gustave and Bertha (Kawalski) Klimmek. Herman married Thelma L. Mills on September 9, 1945, and she predeceased him on July 6, 2002. Herman served in U. S. Army in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatres during WWII. Prior to his retirement on April 30, 1983, Herman had been employed by GM-Grey Iron Foundry for 37 years in maintenance. He was a graduate of Mio High School, class of 1937, and was a member of Center Road Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, one son, and their spouses, Kathryn (William) Owens, Atlanta, GA; Margaret (Dennis) Chiles, Defiance, OH; Karl (LuEllen) Klimmek, Sikeston, MO; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and hosts of friends. Herman was the last of 17 siblings. The family would like to thank all the health care workers, family, friends and his church family for their loving care given to Herman in his latter years. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. Pastor James Sanderson will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, where Military Honors will be conducted under the auspices of the United States Army and V.F.W. Post#1859 of Carrollton/Zilwaukee. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m., then on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Shultz-Lewis Child & Family Services, Inc., Valparaiso, IN. Memories and sympathies of Herman may be shared with the family on his memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.