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James W. Klemme

December 31, 1929 — May 6, 2019

James W. Klemme, 89, formerly of Mason City, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2019, at his home in Maple Grove, MN.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:30 A.M at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 South Pennsylvania, with an inurnment following the service at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.

James W. Klemme was born December 31, 1929, the son of August and Irene Klemme. He graduated from Hubbard High School in 1947 and Iowa State University in 1961. Jim served in the Army and then in the reserves from 1951- 1957.

Jim worked as an account manager for Ciras (Center for Industrial Research and Service) at Iowa State University from the early 60’s to 1975 when he started his own company, Klemme Alarm Service.

Jim was united in marriage to Donna Walters on September 29, 1968.

Donna had 3 children from her first marriage Lee, Jeff and Gail.

Jim was an avid hunter, superior marksman and President of the Mason City Gun Club for many years. He loved working with wood and working in his shop, Jim’s Salvage. He had a quiet demeanor, was always willing to help others and had a moral strength that encompassed his family and friends.

Jim is survived by his sister JoAnn Gast (Laverne), Steamboat Rock, IA, 3 step-children, Lee (Mary) Walters, Maple Grove, MN, Jeffrey (Roxanne) Walters, Wichita, KS, Gail (Elliott) Hawk, Eagan, MN: seven grandchildren, Matthew Walters, Nicole (Walters) Summy, Jason Walters, John Walters, Shannon Schanus, Meagan Ira, Chris Jones and ten great grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jane and his wife Donna.

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