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Wesley Kevin Klinkhammer

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Wesley Kevin Klinkhammer

Wesley Kevin Klinkhammer, known to friends and family as "Klink", was born December 19, 1951 to Raymond Kaiser & Lucine (Bowling) Klinkhammer in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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Surrounded by his wife, children and niece, Kelly Ast, he passed away on August 25th 2014 at Cox Hospital in Springfield, MO after a courageous 10 month battle with Brain and Lung Cancer. He was married to his best friend Deborah Schulz on June 2nd, 1978, in Mitchell South Dakota. To this union were born two blessings, Jon Paul, and Jessica Rae.

Wes retired on March 1st, 2012 after a 35 year career with 3M. Wes and Family called many different places throughout the country "home" as part of his career with 3M.

He was an avid Cubs fan, and cheered for the Green Bay Packers. He Loved sports, travel, and sightseeing but Golf was always his favorite pastime.

He leaves behind his wife of 36 years Deborah, two children Jon Paul, and Jessica, as well as his beloved pet Bailey, his Brother and Sister-in-law Roger and Mary Lou Klinkhammer, mother-in-law Mandy Schulz, brother-in-law Jack Schulz Jr. and his wife Penny, sister-in-law Delite Klinkhammer, numerous nieces and nephews, many 3Mers, and friends. Preceding him in death are his Dad and Mom Raymond Kaiser, and Lucine Klinkhammer, father-in-law Jack Schulz Sr., brother Kurtis and nephew Kaiser Klinkhammer.

To meet him, was to know him. To know him, was to Love him. Wes left a little piece of himself in every person he touched. We are better people for having known him, and the world is a much better place because he was here for this far to brief moment in time.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home with Father Fergus Monaghan officiating. Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell, SD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3322 S. Campbell, Suite G, Springfield, MO 65807, The Caring Bridge, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 6032, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632, or a cancer charity of the donors choice.

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