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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

Ilse Marta Klimaszewski

November 30, 1934September 1, 2019
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Funeral Services for Ilse M. Klimaszewski, age 84, of Harker Heights, will be 11:30 AM Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Burial will follow at 1:00 PM at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Ilse passed away quietly Sunday morning, September 1, 2019, at the home of her son, Bernard Klimaszewski, in Killeen. One of 3 children, Ilse lived a full and complete life with the love of her family and children. Ilse was preceded in death by her parents, Max Michael Purfurst and Marta Johanna Purfurst, her husband, Michael P. Klimaszewski, sister, Brunhilda Conigilo, and a daughter, Deborah Ann Klimaszewski. In addition to her children Michael and Bernard, Ilse is survived by her sister, Elvira Lauderbach. Ilse was born in Manheim, Germany on November 30, 1934, was baptized with the Roman Catholic Church on December 16, 1955, married Michael P. Klimaszewski in Wheeling, W. Virginia, on December 17, 1955, and received her certificate of naturalization on January 17, 1958. Ilse was a faithful wife of a U.S. Army serviceman (Major Michael P. Klimaszewski) both during and after his death in 2007. She went with Michael from Germany to Wheeling, W. Virginia, to Alaska, Nebraska, back to Germany and finally settling in Texas for the remainder of her years. Ilse began a career in real estate in 1978 alongside her husband and remained active in the real estate trade until her death September 1, 2019. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, September 9, 2019, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Flowers may be sent to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home or if desired, cash donation may be sent to Bernard Klimaszewski, 4502 Greenbriar Circle, Killeen, TX 76543, to be distributed to local veterans organizations in her name.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Kellie Hale

September 9, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the memories you hold in your heart bring healing and peace to your soul.

Patricia Sanderlin

September 6, 2019

There are too many memories to list... Ilse was so wonderful when I first met her and I learned so much from her on my first visit to the States and in all the years after that; for example, how to get something clean in an American washing machine because I was used to the German ones. She was always willing to show me something, always helpful and just a great fun person to be around over the years. I never forget how she gave me my first barrel racing colored "pink" breast collar! She was a cherished and loved family friend and I will miss her.
Patricia

Benjamin Watson

September 5, 2019

Grandma,
From the wonderful Christmas's I can remember, to the reunion's in Oglebay, I will always cherish those times, I will also cherish how proud of you sounded every time you called me and I had new and exciting news or changes in my life.

Love your grandson
Benjamin

Julie Garlow-Holley

September 5, 2019

I remember Mrs. Klimaszewski cheering Debbie and I on, at all our swim meets in Omaha!! Such happy memories! My condolences to Mickey and Bernie, and her grandchildren. Julie Garlow-Holley

Heidi Carter

September 4, 2019

Had many good times with Ilse...she made the best eggnog ever..was a good person and had a wealth of knowledge to share. Will miss this special lady.

richard & nancy klimas

September 4, 2019

We wish to extend our warmest sympathy. Ilse was a grand aunt.
God bless you all.
Cousin Dick & wife Nancy Klimas
Las Vegas

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