February 3, 1920 - June 24, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Adelaide M. Klimmek, age 96, of Palm Springs, CA formerly of Holdingford, MN will be on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Church of All Saints – St. Mary in Holdingford. Father Gregory Mastey will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Holdingford.

Adelaide was born on February 3, 1920 to Andrew and Martha (Young) Lipski in Holdingford. She grew up with one brother and three sisters and graduated from the local high school. On May 15, 1943 Adelaide married Edwin Klimmek at Fort Ord, CA while he was in the army. When Edwin was sent overseas, she worked at Douglas Aircraft as a “Rosie the Riveter” assembling war planes. After moving to Minneapolis in 1954, their family was completed by a son and a daughter. She spent time working as a bartender and as a cafeteria waitress. In 2007, Adelaide and Edwin retired to Palm Springs, CA. She enjoyed a variety of activities, such as dancing, fishing, bowling, and visiting relatives. Adelaide was a positive force who was kind to all. Those who knew her will miss her dearly.

Adelaide is survived by her children Randall Klimmek, Palm Springs, CA and Ramona Klimmek, Palm Springs, CA; her brother Andy Lipski, Becker, MN; as well as many friends and family.

She is greeted in Heaven by her husband Edwin, her parents Andrew and Martha Lipski, and her sisters Miranda Wolney, Viola Herbes, and Delphine Heinen.

A special things to Serenity Hospice, Palm Springs, for the care they provided her these past few months.