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 Raymond Bernhard Klimek

Raymond Bernhard Klimek

La Salle, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 Mar 2012 (aged 88)
Utica, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Burial La Salle, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 86864859 · View Source
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Raymond Bernhard Klimek, 88, of Utica passed away March 15, 2012, in his home.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary Catholic Church, Utica. Monsignor James Swaner will officiate. Burial will be at St. Hyacinth's Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday in Burgess Funeral Home, Utica, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday in the church. The rosary will be at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home.

Mr. Klimek was born March 14, 1924, in La Salle to Joseph and Julia (Kaszynski) Klimek. He married Tori Lou Zimmer on June 17, 1950, in St. Joseph Church, La Salle.

He worked for Seneca Shipyards during World War II, Alpha Cement Co., Chicago Bridge and Iron erecting iron water towers. He retired from Cyclops Welding after 34 years.

He was a member of Boilermaker/Welders Local 60, St. Mary Church, Utica Knights of Columbus Father Marquette Council 1775 and Rivercity Ski Club. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, skiing and gardening.

Survivors are his wife, Tori Lou of Utica; one daughter, Raelene (David) Donarski of Minong, Wis.; one son, Randall (Rhonda) Klimek of Utica; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Gen (George) Knafelc of La Salle; one niece; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Frances Zandecki Klimek; two sisters, one brother; and one niece.

Source: News Tribune, LaSalle, Illinois, Friday, March 16, 2012


Services for Raymond B. Klimek, 88, of Utica, who died March 8, were March 19.

Pallbearers were George and Geoffrey Knafelc, Dave Klimek, Rick Zimmer, Bill Hebel and Eddie Olszewski.

Source: News Tribune, LaSalle, Illinois, Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Raymond Bernhard Klimek (14 Mar 1924–15 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86864859, citing Saint Hyacinth Cemetery, La Salle, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by HJ (contributor 46937296) .