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Kermit L. Klinski

Kermit L. Klinski

Kermit L. Klinski age 82 of Plum City, passed away on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand.

Kermit was born February 20, 1936 in Caledonia, MN.  He was the son of Luverne and Clarissa (Nelson) Klinski and grew up in that community.  Kermit met his future wife, Shirley, at his parent’s place of business in Rushford, MN.  He married Shirley Halvorson June 10, 1955 in Rushford, MN.  After marriage they made their home in Freeburg, MN and raised their two children.  In 1972 they moved to Plum City where Kermit helped construct Nugget Lake.  After the Nugget Lake project, Kermit owned and operated his own Rock Quarry and Ag-Lime business in Plum City until he retired in 1995.

Kermit and Shirley enjoyed traveling around the country, “back roading it”.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Kermit is survived by his wife, Shirley, a son, Chris (Linda) of Plum City, a daughter, Robin .(Brad) Hoffman of Balsam Lake; four grandchildren, Eric, Kyle, Tim (Kelsey), Tyler (Fiancé, Jess), two great granddaughters, Brinley and Gabriella; one brother, Doug of Rapid City, SD; a sister-in-law, Beverly Klinski of Peterson, MN, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Joe Klinski.

A Celebration of Life for Kermit will be held from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sunday March 18, 2018 at Molly’s on Main in Plum City.  Burial will be at a later date at the Union Cemetery in Plum City.



  1. Y. McBeath

    My heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you find comfort from the thought expressed at Revelation 21:4. Soon death will be no more.

  2. Candie Johnson

    Robin & Family,
    I'm so sorry for what you are going through. Try to remember the good times and be sure to lean on each other during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

  3. Ken abramson

    Very sorry for your loss Shirley. What wonderful memories of the "old days" and motorcycle riding. What fun we had. The good memories are flooding back. Rest in peace Kermit.

  4. Bill & Marlos Lutz

    So sorry! We lost a good friend. So many memories! He was a great cat skinner who could run any machine. We'll miss him.

  5. Wayne Lutz

    Very sorry for your loss. Lots of great memories growing up. Kermit was a one of a kind guy. A friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  6. Pauline Kopp

    Chris, Linda and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Kermit's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! Hugs to you all! ❤
    Lon, Pauline, Payton & Brett

  7. Bob & Picksey Watkins

    Sympathy to all of you. I remember all the good times we had snowmobiling with you and Kermit and my Mom & Dad.

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