Norman Klammer, 97

Norman Edward Klammer, age 97, formerly of Montrose, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Good Samaritan in Howard Lake.

Norman was born Sept. 3, 1921, to Edward and Della (Wilding) Klammer. His first home was on a farm north of Montrose, near Crawford Lake. His family moved to a farm north of Waverly when he was 7 years old, and he lived there over 75 years.

He then came full circle to live in an apartment in Montrose, managed by the granddaughter of neighbors from Crawford Lake.

Norman was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, where he was baptized and confirmed. He was part of the crew who built one of St. John’s earlier church buildings.

Norman spent most of his career as a dairy farmer. He was particularly proud to serve as a supervisor for Marysville Township for over 10 years. He had plowed snow for the township for three years, so he knew the roads and pretty much everyone who lived there.

Norman loved to travel, go to threshing shows around the state, and built many go-carts out of old lawn mower engines to the delight of his children. His favorite dog, Skipper, enjoyed going coon hunting and riding on the tractor with Norman.

Norman’s funeral service took place Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with Pastor Paul Koch officiating. There was visitation one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com.

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