Greg Francis Klinkhammer

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January 27, 1954 ~ June 6, 2023

   Greg F. Klinkhammer, 69, Sioux Falls, passed away in his home, surrounded by his family, on June 6, 2023, after a heroic seven-year, nine-month battle with cancer.

   Visitation with family present be 4-6pm, Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Brandon Valley Assembly of God, with a Prayer Service at 6pm.  Funeral Services will begin at 10:30am, Monday, June 12, 2023, also at Brandon Valley Assembly of God.  Interment will follow at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Howard, SD, at 2pm.

A live stream link to watch the funeral service Live is

 Monday Funeral Service: https://youtube.com/live/b3I-tPDNvyY

  Greg Francis Klinkhammer was born on January 27, 1954, to George and Mae (Gassman) Klinkhammer. Greg spent the first 52 years of his life in Howard, SD, where he graduated from high school, got married, raised his family, and farmed. He married Patty Calmus on September 27, 1974, and to that union, they had four children; Tobin, Kain, Greg Austin, and Mandy along with twelve grandchildren.

  Greg and Patty lived their last fifteen years in Sioux Falls where Greg worked at Sturdevant’s Auto Parts until his terminal cancer diagnosis in September of 2015. Greg underwent constant cancer treatments and procedures until the last few months of his life. That didn’t stop him from enjoying family events, grandchildren’s activities, trips, countless golf games/tournaments, and hunting.

  Greg trusted in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for his salvation, had a heart for missions, and was active in his church community. From serving on the board of his church for six years, going on a mission trip to Peru where he helped rebuild a church that was destroyed by an earthquake, and working as a guide for Royal Family Kid’s camp for foster children, was both a member and leader of Bible study groups, and volunteering at The Banquet on numerous occasions. He was in his fourth year of reading the Bible in a year program. Throughout his cancer journey, Psalms 91 became a daily part of his life. Greg gave encouragement and support to others battling the disease. 

  Greg was adored by his grandchildren because he was such a kid at heart. He made up games and songs that made them laugh. Greg deeply and passionately loved his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, and their families as well as his in-laws and their families, and will be missed by them, but will forever be in their hearts. 

  Those left to mourn his passing are his wife of almost 49 years, Patty; sons, Tobin (Nancy), Sioux Falls, SD, Kain (Emily), Hot Springs, SD, Greg (Claudia), Minneapolis, MN, and daughter, Mandy, Bennington, NE; grandchildren, Creighton, Felicity, Isaac, Jaidyn, Gabrielle, Rylie, Theodore, Calvin, Anna, George, Violet, and Ophelia Klinkhammer; seven brothers, Rick (Mary), Tea, SD, Terry (Donna), Jim (Kim), Lanny, Kim (Phyllis), Daron (Sharon), all of Howard, SD, and Paul (Tami), Witchita, KS; two sisters, Lynette Klinkhammer, Lewisville, TX, and Amy (Steve) Noonan, Howard, SD; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces/nephews, and great-great nieces, and nephews.

  Greg was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mae Klinkhammer; his in-laws, Walter and Alice Calmus; a sister-in-law, Janet Klinkhammer; a brother-in-law, Gary Haven; and a nephew, Scott Haven.

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