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January 30, 1933 – Thursday, February 18, 2016

Service Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church-Buffalo, MN
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
7:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
4-7 P.M.

Reverend Roger Edward Klemz, age 83, passed away peacefully entering heaven’s gates on February 18, 2016 after suffering a stroke. He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Helen (Scheele), children: Kathryn Klemz, Theodore Klemz (Jane), Ann (Barry) Schulhofer, Geniece (Terry) Leines, Amy (Kristofer Kempton). Grandchildren: Nathanael and Joshua Schulhofer, Helena and James Leines, and step grandchildren: Lisa Revier and Nathan Luedtke. He is also survived by two sisters: Delores List of Indianapolis, IN and Charlotte Rau of Valparaiso, IN and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Roger was born January 30, 1933 to Edward and Agatha (Heimberg) Klemz in Valparaiso, IN. He attended Valparaiso High School, prep school in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from seminary at Springfield, IL in 1958. He was ordained as pastor July 23, 1958 at First English Lutheran Church – New Orleans, LA. Over the years Roger served 6 parishes and shepherded at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN for almost 40 years, 24 years as full time and 15 in retirement.
Fellowship and visitation begins at 4:00 PM, Thursday February 25, 2016 with services to follow at 7:00 pm at St John’s Lutheran Church 302 2nd Street NE, Buffalo, MN. Private interment.
Memorials to the St John’s education program or Lakeside Oasis 310 Lake Blvd S Buffalo MN 55313 preferred in lieu of flowers.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jan and Paul Pearson

    Dear family; We send our sincere sympathy at the loss of such a wonderful shepherd. We appreciate Pastor Klemz time with our congregation at Life in Christ. I will miss our visits at Buffalo Hospital also. God Bless you all.

  2. Les and Chell Uecker

    Helen and family; We were very sorry to hear of Pastor Klemz passing. His years of service and guidance were a true blessing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Les And Chell Uecker

  3. Suzanne (Crahan) Musselman

    My condolences. Pastor Klemz confirmed me at Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City back in the 70’s. I remember him fondly.

  4. Diane Tiegs

    My sympathies to the Klemz Family. Pastor Klemz was a true servant and touched many lives. His presence will be greatly missed.

  5. Allen & Marilyn Bonk

    Helen and Family;
    We are sad about losing our dear friend and Pastor. How he touched our hearts and lives! We can still hear his voice and his encouraging words. He is with Jesus now, and we look forward to “seeing him in the morning.”

  6. Mary Wise

    Mrs. Klemz and family; George and I are so sad to hear of Pastor Klemz’ death. We were so blessed and hopeful when he was at Berea. We will always remember him for his kindness and servant Leadership. God bless you.
    Mary & George Wise

  7. Lisa Marty

    Dear Helen & family,

    Jason & I were so blessed to have Pastor Klemz marry us 16 years ago. On our wedding day he did his amazing preaching that was always so filled with the Holy Spirit (that day He made reference to a children’s book–Winnie the and said “Pooh” said Piglet, “Yes”, said Pooh, “Oh nothing I just wanted to be sure”. . .his message like so many others just radiated the fact of how Jesus Christ is with us. We send our love, prayers & (((HUGS)))) to you and Jesus arms wrap around you and give you peace. As much as Pastor Klemz has given to us and others throughout his visit here. He will be soo misssed, but He is home.

  8. Susan Krohn Meeske

    The Krohn family is keeping you in our prayers. We are sorry we couldn’t make it to the service yesterday. Lots of hugs to you all!


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