James (Jim) F. Klomberg, 79, of Beaver Dam passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Jim entered the arms of his Lord after a long battle with kidney disease, with family at his side. Jim was dearly loved and will be missed by those whose life he touched.
Jim was born on November 20, 1943, in Milwaukee to Fred and Anna (Voit) Klomberg. Jim attended Custer High School in Milwaukee and later the Milwaukee Institute of Technology. He retired after a long career as an industrial chemist for OMC Evinrude. Jim was married to Nola Loppnow on July 20, 1969, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. They made their life together in Sussex until Nola suffered a life-changing injury. Jim moved the family to Beaver Dam in the early 90’s where he rededicated his life to ensure that Nola could receive care in her own home until her passing in 2017.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially boating, waterskiing, snowmobiling, running and camping. He loved going to the movies and taking Nola on car rides in their Mustang convertible. What defined Jim was his devotion to the people he loved, exemplified by his 29 years of caring for Nola after her injury.
Jim is survived by his son Kurt (Gloria) Klomberg of Waupun; grandchildren: Justine (Brian) Clerkin of Columbus and Eloise and Edith Klomberg of Waupun; two great grandchildren: Kingsley and Eli Clerkin; his sister Ruth (Jim) Kearns of CO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jim also leaves behind Patti Knoll, who worked tirelessly at Jim’s side to help care for Nola, and then for Jim, throughout the final decades of their lives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Nola; sister Jeanne Greene; and his most dear friend Lois Waters.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, where Jim was a member, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jesse Gullion will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Kidney Fund.
The family wants to note special thanks to the medical staff at the Beaver Dam Dialysis Center, the Marshfield Medical Center, Beaver Dam, the UW Hospital and the many physicians and professionals whose care gave the family so many more precious years with Jim.
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.
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