James Klemetsrud

James Klemetsrud


October 9, 1956 - October 6, 2022


James Klemetsrud, 65, of Mitchell, SD, passed peacefully Thursday, October 6, 2022, at his home under hospice care. A Celebration of Life for James will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

James R. “Klem” Klemetsrud was born on October 9, 1956 in Devils Lake, ND.

He is survived by his loving wife, Wendy; daughter Nicole Klemetsrud, son-in-law Jeffrey Montez, grandson William Montez; son Kyle Klemetsrud, daughter-in-law Monica Pacheco and granddaughter Luna Joy Klemetsrud. They will forever love and miss him. He will also be missed by his siblings, family, and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Karl, mother Irene, and brother Kenneth.

He worked over 40 years for BNSF Railway and was a proud union member of BMWED. For those who knew him, remember a story, for he loved to tell them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Jack & Bev Robinson on October 10, 2022
We enjoyed visiting with Jim when he stopped into Rob's Short Stop or at a local get together. So sorry to read of his passing. Our sincere condolences Wendy and family.

Jack, Bev & J.A. Robinson
Posted by Randi Berghorst on October 9, 2022
I will you Klem, always had stood strong for what he believed in and always had good advice.
Posted by Fauna Kappenman on October 9, 2022
Wendy and family, you have my deepest sympathy.
Posted by Claire F Crockett on October 9, 2022
You’ll be missed so very much, Jim. You & wonderful Wendy are such wonderful people who gave so much from the heart. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of Wendy & the extraordinary family you both built. Rest In Peace. When you were born, the “mold was broken”. Never will anyone ever meet the high standards that you set. With love & aloha to you & your beautiful family. Thank you for leaving the world in a better place by your sheer existence. We’ll forever miss you so very very much.
Posted by Mike Ahnberg on October 8, 2022
RIP Klem I enjoyed your friendship very much
Posted by Jim stubson on October 7, 2022
Good bye old friend rip
Posted by Ben J Johnson on October 7, 2022
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I enjoyed working with him over the years, he was always willing to lend a hand. I will be keeping his family and friends in my thoughts.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Jack) on October 7, 2022
Wendy, Kyle, Nichole, My Deepest Condolences to all of you. I will never forget the fun we all had at the hockey games. Before, during, and after. Rest in peace Jim. Thanks for the memories
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