Erwin (Erv) Nick Klimek was born October 24, 1941 in Millerville Township, MN son of Edmond and Barbara (Thoennes) Klimek. He attended school in Brandon, MN. After high school he worked for Urbank Bait.
Erv was united in marriage to Barbara Karger on June 3, 1966. From this union they were blessed with three children, Jeffrey, James and Michelle.
He started at Minnegasco in August 1968 and retired from there in February 2012.
Erv was united in marriage to Virginia Thorkelson on April 3, 1999. They were blessed with one son Adam.
Erv was a member and past President of the Eagles Club 3063. Erv spent his time there calling bingo and playing horseshoes. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, going for a drive AKA going to the casino and especially watching his grandchildren play sports. After James passed in 2008, he didn’t miss a Relay for Life event in Alexandria and the Adopt a Highway cleanup on County Road 6 was always on his calendar. Even if he couldn’t walk the 2 mile stretch, he was always there driving the road to check on us. He looked forward to the annual Klimek family bus trip with Hart Travel. Erv was always on the move until his diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma in August 2020.
Erv died at the age of seventy nine on January 2, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed & Barbara Klimek; infant granddaughters, McKayla and Megan Klimek; son, James Klimek; his wife, Virginia Klimek; son, Adam Klimek; brother, Gerald Klimek; sister, Delrose Dreger; brother-in-laws, Harland Dreger and Eddie Koep. Erwin is survived by his son Jeffrey (DaNae) Klimek of Oakdale, MN; daughter Michelle Klimek of Alexandria, MN; daughter-in-law Jill Klimek (friend Rick Hart) of Parkers Prairie, MN; grandchildren, Mercedes (Jon) Doucette, Nicholas and Chelsey Klimek, Michael, Madison, and Mark Klimek; great grandson Henry Doucette; sister, Corrine Koep; brother, Delmar Klimek (friend Bev Dowel); sister-in-law, Lucille Klimek; and many nieces and nephews.
We thank all family and friends for your support. Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021, 1:00 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren and great grandson. Private family burial. Due to COVID-19 health mandates, social distancing and facial coverings are required. Erv's service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.