Joseph Klimas

Joseph Klimas
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Joseph J. Klimas, Jr., 90, of Freeburg, IL, died Sunday, August 18, 2019, in Lebanon, TN.

Mr. Klimas was a United States Army veteran and retired from the Dial Corporation. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Sportsmen’s Club, both in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Klimas loved golfing, fishing, and playing cards with his family and friends. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marietta Francis, nee Whitson, Klimas; his parents, Joseph John Sr., and Catherine, nee Evers, Powell; and three brothers, Kenny Klimas, Duke Klimas and Richard Powell.

Surviving are his children, Guy (Annette) Klimas of Freeburg, IL,
Jackie (James) Moses of Chapel Hill, TN,
Sherry Youngs of Murfreesboro, TN,
and Keith (Francine) Klimas of St. Charles, MO;
five grandchildren, Lindsay (Anthony) Sander,
Joel Klimas, Mathew (Heather) Moses,
Kaitlyn (CJ) Jones, and Kyler Klimas;
five great-grandchildren, Ryleigh, Aria, and Aiden Sander,
and Braden and Layla Moses;
a sister, Estella, nee Powell, Bernard of California;
and many foster children.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


7 Comments on Joseph Klimas

Joyce Harris said : Guest Report Sep 12, 2019 at 8:18 PM

Guy, Jackie, Sherry and Keith, my deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. He will be missed for sure.

  • Freeburg
  • Il.
Mark Grau said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2019 at 10:28 AM

Guy, Kieth, Jackie and Sherry, your father will be missed, he was a special person. Rest in Peace Joe

  • Wooster
  • OH
Lynn Vasquez said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2019 at 9:45 PM

To the Klimas Family (especially Keith) sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My sympathy to you all. Former neighbor on Emily Street--Lynn Behrmann Vasquez

  • Marissa
  • IL
Blake Vonderheide said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2019 at 8:45 PM

Im sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Keith and family. His picture really brings back fun memories of our youth! He was always kind to us kids.

  • Oakland
  • ca
Mary Anne Downen said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2019 at 9:11 PM

Jackie and Sherry, my condolences on the loss of your father. Thinking of you

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Dawn S Baker said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2019 at 2:25 AM

Guy, Annette and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Marissa
  • Illinois
Mary Vielweber said : Guest Report Aug 21, 2019 at 9:23 PM

Guy, Annette, & Klimas family - so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May he rest in peace,

  • Freeburg
  • IL

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