Fred L. Klinker, 90

Fred L. Klinker, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, in Little Falls.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 7, at St. James Catholic Church in Randall, with Father Jimmy Joseph officiating. Internment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, north of Little Falls.
Fred Lester Klinker was born May 4, 1922, in Pipestone County, to the late Hans and Emma (Arp) Klinker. As an infant, Fred moved with his family to Fairfax, Minn., then to Sleepy Eye, and finally, to Randall in 1929. Fred attended school in District #30 in Parker Township, Morrison County. He was united in marriage to Margaret Wippler, Sept. 4, 1944, at St. James Catholic Church in Randall. He served in the United States Army from April 15, 1946 and received an Honorable Discharge, April 17, 1947. While in the service, Fred received the World War II Victory Medal. Upon returning from the service, Fred and Margaret farmed in Parker Township until 1951. The couple then moved to California and then to Silver Bay in 1952 where Fred worked for Reserve Mining in construction, retiring in 1984. On July 4, 2007, Fred and Margaret moved to Little Falls where he resided until his death. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Silver Bay and a former member of St. James Catholic Church in Randall. Fred enjoyed fishing, hunting, card playing and traveling.
Fred is survived by his wife, Margaret and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Emma Klinker; brothers, Henry, Herman, Edward, Hans, Jr. and Harvey Klinker; sisters, Hilda Wendland, Minnie Riebel, Hazel Pierce and Esther Ogden.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home