Clifford C. Klamar

April 25, 1938 ~ October 4, 2020 (age 82)


A Funeral service for Clifford C. Klamar of Gatzke, MN will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Rose Free Lutheran Church in Roseau, MN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 4-7 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00, visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at Landstad Cemetery in Gatzke, MN. 

Clifford Christian Klamar was born on April 25th, 1938 at the Arthur Klamar farm in Rollis Township, Marshall County, Minnesota. He attended the Rollis school for first and second grade and then on to the Gatzke school for third though eight grades. After that he attended the Middle River High School for ninth through twelfth grades; graduating from Middle River in 1957.

He then worked on the family farm until in got drafted into the U.S. Army on August 24th,  1961. In February of 1962 he was transferred to Fort Richardson, Alaska; where he spent 18 months. Clifford's Army Buddy invited him over for supper to meet his wife's coworker/friend Mary. Mary was from Washington State and had moved to Alaska to help her sister Frances with her kids and to work at the local hospital.

Clifford married the Love of his Life Mary; on Saturday, October 5th, 1963 in Colfax, Washington. After the wedding they headed back to Minnesota to farm.

He enjoyed being a farmer no matter how hard or easy the job was. His favorite past times were running here, there and everywhere, visiting friends and playing cards, gardening, picking blueberrys and morel mushrooms, hunting, fishing, camping and adventurous family trips outdoors.  His biggest joy was spending time with his family; especially grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Clifford passed away on Oct. 4th, 2020 at his daughter's home near Roseau, MN; at the age of 82.

Clifford attended the Rose Lutheran Church in Roseau, MN; where he enjoyed Pastor Todd Erickson's sermons.

He is survived by his children Cordell (Marty) Klamar; Rona (Mike) Tesarek; and Karla (Adam) Tesarek all of Roseau; grandchildren Tim (Brittany) of Grygla and Ashley (Tyler Olestad) Tesarek of Roseau, Andrew and Ethan Tesarek of Roseau. Great grandsons Christian Tesarek and Aaron Tesarek; sister Lorraine (Raynold) Monsrud, sisters-in-laws Mildred Klamar, Doris Klamar, Delores Storment and several nephews and nieces.

Clifford is preceded in death by his wife Mary, parents Arthur and Alma Klamar, brothers Roland, Harold, Paul Klamar, and sister Margaret Kaml; sister-in-laws Laura Klamar, Joyce Dymond and Francis Reese; brother-in-laws Douglas Nordby, Willard Kaml, Al Dymond and Jack Adams; special nephew Blair Klamar.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Roseau County Relay For Life

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October 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Helgeson Funeral Home
1207 3rd St NE
Roseau, MN 56751

Funeral Service
October 9, 2020

10:00 AM
Rose Free Lutheran Church (Roseau)


Roseau County Relay For Life
Roseau MN 56751

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