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Frank Joseph Klima

February 20, 1928 ~ June 30, 2022 (age 94)

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Frank Joseph Klima, age 94 of Virginia died Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. He was born February 20, 1928 in Buck Lake, Michigan the son of Albert and Stella (Chojnacki) Klima and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mine Engineering from Michigan Tech, Class of 1954. Frank served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Kittson. He was employed by US Steel until 1966 when he began to sell mining explosives and drill bits. In 1972 Frank founded the Superior Rock Bit Company.

Frank is survived by children: Dave (Judy) Klima of Gilbert and Mary (Tom) Ewens of Blaine; significant other: Betty Hagen of Hibbing; grandchildren: Aaron (Amy) Klima, Kristina (Brandon) Wudinich, Kelly (David) Surla, Saul (Amber) Phillips, Megan (Jim) Barg, and Katherine (Joel) Jelenski; siblings: Stanley (Mary Ellen) Klima and Nancy Horansky all of Ohio; Son-in-law: Andy Phillips of Woodbury; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Rita Klima Bowen; daughter: Michelle Phillips; grandson: Wendell Phillips; and 8 siblings.

At Frank’s request, no formal services will be held.

The Klima family wishes to thank Edgewood Vista and Caring Edge Hospice Staff for the care and concern shown to Frank.

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