Linda Elaine Klettberg
July 24, 1947 – August 26, 2015

The passing of Linda (nee Davis) Klettberg of St. James District, SK, occurred on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at the age of 68 years.  Linda was raised on the Davis family homestead in the Naicam district.  She started her schooling at Byng School 3 miles north of the farm, then went to Naicam completing her Grade 12.  She then obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant diploma in Saskatoon.  In 1967, she met her future husband, the love of her life and best friend, Manfred Klettberg.  She graduated from nursing school December 1, and got married to Manfred December 9, 1967 in Naicam.  Their union was blessed with 3 children, Sheri, Jason and Jody, and they made their home in the St. James District.  Linda was a very kind, loving and selfless person, always thinking of others before herself.  She enjoyed her life to the fullest, right until the end.  Linda loved farm life, helping tirelessly with seeding and harvest and was an avid gardener, planting enough vegetables to feed her family, as well as the neighbors.  The farmyard was always blooming with color thanks to the flowers she lovingly and thoughtfully planted and tended.  She enjoyed the farm, loved cooking, baking, knitting, reading, sewing and watching curling and figure skating on tv.  As a family, Linda enjoyed all activities that her children and grandchildren participated in; she was there to give her support and love.   She loved being outdoors—walking with her sweetie and enjoying nature--camping, hunting, fishing and picking berries.  Linda’s biggest love was spending time with family and friends, and regardless how busy she was, she would never refuse anyone a visit and a cup of coffee.  Linda and Manfred decided to venture into the elk industry in 1995, enjoying the beauty of the elk, the conferences and meeting new people.  Linda and Manfred did some travelling, the last trip being a European River Boat Cruise.  Linda’s favourite place to be was home.  They enjoyed driving around checking on the crops, and popping in on family and friends for a quick visit.  Linda was a large presence in the lives of her children and grandchildren; always offering, willing and wanting to help in any way that she could.  She always put her family and friends before herself, never giving it a second thought and never wanting or asking for anything in return.  Linda was always willing to volunteer her time and efforts towards the needs of the church and community.  She was an active member of the St. James Christian Mothers and Naicam Byng Ladies Club.  Linda’s greatest joy, pleasure, pride and happiness came from the love she had for her family.  Linda had fair health throughout her life, until 5 years ago when she started developing mobility issues in her leg, which was later diagnosed as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  She fought a good battle, taking everything in stride, staying positive and never showing how hard things were for her.  She was always worried and concerned about her family, what her illness was putting them through, not herself.  Linda showed tremendous courage, dignity, strength and grace throughout her illness and she was grateful for the exceptional care she received from the staff at the St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt.  Rest in peace, you will be missed. Linda will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 47 years, Manfred Klettberg, and their children and grandchildren: Sheri and Lyle Ulrich and their children Justin, Michael and Brooklyn; Jason and Charmaine Klettberg and their children Hailey and Kylen; and Jody Klettberg; her brothers: Eric (Carol) Davis, Earl (Barbara) Davis, her sister: Donna (Sanford) Crickett and their families; brothers-in-law:  Joe (Ilene) Klettberg and Willie (Dorothy) Klettberg;  sisters-in-law: Marlene Klettberg, Ellen Klettberg and Rose Rice and their families; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Linda was predeceased by her parents: Ben Davis (2008) and Helga (nee Amundson) Davis (2013), her parents-in-law:  John Klettberg (1989) and Hedwig (nee Lunau) Klettberg (1985) and grandson Keegan Klettberg (2000).  The Funeral Mass for Linda was offered at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lake Lenore, SK, on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., con-celebrated by Fr. Anthony Atter and Fr. Rudolph Novecosky, OSB.  Others taking part were:  Brooklyn Ulrich and Hailey Klettberg, crossbearers; Charmaine Klettberg and Sonja Rogers, scripture readers; Dorothy Klettberg, intentions; Brooklyn Ulrich and Hailey Klettberg, giftbearers; Kalie and Joel Schemenauer, altar servers; Colette Gerwing, Ben and Marilyn Flaman, Lake Lenore Choir, music ministry; and Valerie Weseen and Doris Poole, memorial table attendants.  The eulogists were Sheri Ulrich and Earl Davis, and the “Hallelujah” song was sung by Jody Klettberg.  Honorary pallbearers were all those who shared in Linda’s life.  An honor guard was formed by the St. James Christian Mothers and Naicam Byng Ladies Club.  Active pallbearers were Justin Ulrich, Michael Ulrich, Lyle Ulrich, Jason Klettberg, Kylen Klettberg, Earl Davis and Eric Davis.  Interment followed at the St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. James District.  Memorial donations may be directed to the ALS Society of Canada.

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel
Humboldt, Saskatchewan