I said in the previous blog that I thought I had a pretty good handle on information from around the church but I missed this one too. Here is another former Pastor of the Rock Lake North Dakota church. Pastor Klemp holds a special place in my memory because he was the Pastor at my Fathers funeral. He died in Wausau WI which is where my mother in law lives. We talk about connections on this blog and look at the places where he served. He and Pastor Korb showed that servant heart that marks those who rely upon the doing and dying and raising again of Jesus for them and want to share that with others.
REVEREND JOHN A. KLEMP JR.Reverend John Albert Klemp Jr., age 79, of Berlin, died on Monday, October 22, 2012 in Wausau.Pastor Klemp was born December 20, 1932 in Oshkosh, the son of John A. M. and Erna H. Reichmann Klemp. He was a graduate of Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac, Concordia College in Milwaukee, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 1958. On February 20, 1960, he was united in marriage to Darleen Fay Eman at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flaxton, ND. In infancy, Pastor was baptized and later confirmed in 1946 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Winneconne, WI. He was ordained on July 11, 1958 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flaxton, ND. Pastor Klemp served his Vicarage at Faith Lutheran in Reidsville, NC. He served at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flaxton, St. John in Larsen, and St. Mark in Portal, ND, as well as a vacancy in Estevan and Midale, Sask, Canada and Fortuna, ND between 1958-1964. From 1964-1973, he served Zion Lutheran at Hardwick, MN and St. John in Trosky, MN and from 1973-1976, at St. Peter in Wentworth, SD and St. John in Chester, SD. From 1976-1993, he served at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cadillac, MI and Faith Lutheran in Mesick, MI. He served 1994-1999 at All Nations Lutheran in Rock Lake, ND, in 2000, as vacancy Pastor at St. Paul in Newton, Trinity in Mecan, and St. John in Busdin, WI; and from 2000-2002 as vacancy Pastor in Trinity Lutheran in Wautoma, WI. Pastor Klemp also served on Boards of Dakota Boys Ranch in Minot, ND, On-Going Ambassadors for Christ, Garrison Bible Camp in Garrison, ND, and Walther League Camp at Lake Okobjoji, IA. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Berlin.