Martin Klinnert, 90, died at the New York Mills Elders' Home Sunday, May 7, 2006. Martin was born in Maine Township in Ottertail County July 31, 1915, to Frank and Elizabeth (Timms) Klinnert. His family moved to Bluffton Township in the late 1930...
Martin Klinnert, 90, died at the New York Mills Elders' Home Sunday, May 7, 2006.
Martin was born in Maine Township in Ottertail County July 31, 1915, to Frank and Elizabeth (Timms) Klinnert. His family moved to Bluffton Township in the late 1930s, farming north of Bluffton.
He married Lorraine Mohs Oct. 12, 1939, and the couple farmed west of New York Mills for seven years, before settling on their farm north of Bluffton in March 1947. Martin was a life-long farmer, and was a caring tender of his cattle. He milked cows until he was 70 years old, and continued to raise lifestock after that. He was also a bulk propane truck driver for Local Gas Company in Wadena for 14 years, from 1957 to 1971.
Martin and Lorraine were both active in the community, and were active all their married lives at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton, where Martin was the president of the St. John's Society in the 1960s. He was also a founding member of the Bluffton Lions. Martin and Lorraine especially enjoyed gathering with friends and family, and dancing was a lifelong joy for them.
Martin and Lorraine enjoyed travel, often to visit children and other relatives. They traveled extensively throughout the United States, and made one overseas trip to Venezuela, which was a fond memory for Martin.
Martin is preceded in death by his wife Lorraine, who died in 1997. He is also preceded in death by his sister Rose Nesges, and brothers Carl and Edward. He is survived by his children Sister Joanne, Carolyn (Roland) Klitzke, Francis, Jerome (Lori), Lorena, Mary (Allen Adinoff), Lynette (Bruce) Anderson, Andrew (Daidre) and Yvonne; grandchildren Jolie Moberg, Roland Klitzke, Kathrin Hohenstern, Rocky Klitzke Sarah Klinnert, Thomas Klinnert, Lizzie Adinoff, Sam Adinoff, Marty Anderson, Jill Anderson, Kristine Lindgren, Noel Klinnert and Aaron Klinnert; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Leo Klinnert, and his sister Elizabeth Pruhs, and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, at St. John the Baptist Church in luffton, with the Rev. Al Holmes officiating. Visitation will be at Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be at the St. John's Cemetery.
All of his grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.