Thursday, September 25, 2014



AGE: 79

ADDRESS: 604 E. Conrad Drive Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:02 A.M. Thursday September 25, at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 17, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford with full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M Thursday October 16, at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 17, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 1, 1934 in Medford

EDUCATION: Jim attended Stetsonville and Medford Area Schools and graduated from Medford Area High School in 1952
He Graduated from UW-Madison with a B.A. Degree in Accounting and received his CPA Certification in 1961

MARRIAGE: April 19, 1958 in Sheboygan to Shirley M. Kremer

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jim served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1960. He then worked for R.W. Klinner & Associates, CPA’s, from 1960 to 1972 in Medford, Marshfield and Merrill. Jim then joined Weather Shield MFG., Inc. in 1972, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Director until his retirement in May of 2000. He was an avid golfer and Packer fan. Jim enjoyed traveling the United States and other countries. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, the AICPA and WICPA Associations, Medford Library Foundation where he served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer, Tee-Hi Golf Course Board of Directors and Black River Golf Club. Former member of Memorial Health Center Board of Directors, Memorial Health Center Member Association Board, Medford Lions Club where he served as past president and the Medford Curling Club.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Shirley M. Klinner of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mark (Barb) Klinner of Wausau and Steve Klinner of Greenville, SC

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN Emily (Daniel) Espinosa of Rogers, AR and Zach, Melese and Birikinesh of Wausau

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Margaret (Ernie) Anderson, Ruth (Ed) Ross and Robert Klinner


DECEASED MOTHER: Flora B. Klinner (Maiden Name: Walther)

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church or the Medford Library Foundation.
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