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Larry A. Klimke

July 4, 1949 March 11, 2019
Larry A. Klimke
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Obituary for Larry A. Klimke

SUN PRAIRIE-Larry A. Klimke, age 69, of Sun Prairie, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2019, at UW Hospital and Clinics. He was born on July 4, 1949, in Madison, the son of Arden and Arvilla (Wagner) Klimke. Larry graduated from LaFollette High School in 1967. He married Nona Schmidt on Sept. 8, 1990, in Madison. Larry worked at Oscar Mayer for 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, hunting and fishing and liked watching the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. During camping season Larry loved spending time around the camp fire and playing cards with friends. Larry especially loved spending time with his “little buddy” grandson Ryker. Ryker and his grandfather had a very special bond that will be truly missed. He also enjoyed his time that he got to spend with Payton and Bryden. Larry is survived by his wife, Nona; daughters, Chelsey (Kirk) Nordness, Andrea Klimke, Monica (Dwight Norton) Klimke, and Angela (Phill) Giovenco, grandchildren, Ryker and Bryden Nordness, and Payton Klimke; father, Arden Klimke; sister, Sharon (Tom) Lichtfeld; and nephews, Steve (Lindsay) Lichtfeld and Mike Lichtfeld. Larry is also survived by other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by mother, Arvilla; and brother, Terry Klimke. Private family services were held. The family wishes that any memorial contributions be mailed to The Family of Larry Klimke, C/O Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Care, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, WI 53716. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive


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