Sophia Elizabeth Klimpke

Sophia Elizabeth Klimpke

Passed on December 4, 2021

April 13, 1926 – December 4, 2021     Peacefully, Sophia Elizabeth Klimpke, in her 96th year, passed away at the Stonewall Hospital on Saturday, December 4th, 2021. She was born in the RM of Rockwood in the Stonewall District on April 13, 1926. Mom is by our Father’s side now and that is exactly where she wanted to be.

She is survived by her children Kenneth (Audrey), Barbara (George) and Leonard (Karen). She is also survived by her six grandchildren; Kimberly, Andrea, Kent, Timothy, Lauren and Myles. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her husband of 74 years, John and her parents Colin and Nancy McDonald. Predeceased also by her grandson Douglas Williams. Mom was also predeceased by her three brothers and five sisters.

Mom met Dad at school when she was in grade 5 and dad was in grade 7. Their relationship was sealed as they married about 10 years later. They lived at the family farm located in Rosser for about 50 years before retiring and moving to Stonewall. Mom was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was an avid sports fan and followed her children all over the province attending hockey games, baseball games and football games. Mom was renowned for her unbiased analysis of all types of sports not just limited to hockey or baseball. She was also a very active member of the Stonewall Legion Branch #52.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 10 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward Street, Winnipeg. Pastor Mark Just officiating. Interment to follow at Lilyfield cemetery. Double vaccination along with masking will be mandatory to attend.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2R 2Y8 or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch Number #52 located in Stonewall, Manitoba.

A special thank you to the Stonewall Hospital for their excellent care given to our mother and grandmother. Thank You to Ken Loehmer for guiding us through this process with such care and compassion.


My deepest sympathies to all of you. Sophie was a wonderful lady. I have many fond memories of her. She has now reunited with the love of her life. I’m fairly certain there is a group of friends all sitting around a table in heaven having a drink and many laughs. Thinking of you all

Lori Main

To the Klimpke Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Sophie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Dean and Donna Couvier

Dean and Donna Couvier

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