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Dawn Lee (Doll) Klimek

January 20, 1968 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Dawn Klimek Obituary

Dawn Lee Klimek passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, in her home at the age of 56. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Iten Funeral Home in Browerville. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Faith Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Dawn Lee (Doll) Klimek was born on January 20, 1968, in Minneapolis, MN to Judith Rehm. Judith married Jim Doll and he became Dawn’s adoptive father, lovingly helping Judith raise Dawn. Dawn graduated from Henning High School and then attended the culinary program at Staples Technical College.

Dawn met Timothy Klimek while driving around Wadena and they were married on May 11, 1991, in St. Cloud, MN. The couple lived in Staples and St. Cloud before starting their family. They were blessed with 4 children, Heather, Twyla, Tyler, and Jenna. The family lived in Wadena, South Dakota, Henning and then moved to Eagle Bend. Dawn was a supportive mother who was known for her goofy side. She was extremely proud of her family and exhibited grace that allowed her children to learn and grow. Tim and Dawn farmed side by side until 1996 when she started her 28 year career as a cook at McDonald’s in Wadena. Dawn took pride in her work and always strived to keep the work environment fun.

Dawn attended church at United Methodist Church in Eagle Bend and sat in the same pew at every service. She was a “flower person” and loved roses and sunflowers the most. Dawn enjoyed diamond painting and baking, with her specialty being her sugar cookies. She absolutely adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Collecting gnomes was another aspect of Dawn that made her unique. She loved to laugh and there was never a dull moment while in her presence.  Dawn was caring and tough and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Dawn is survived by her husband of almost 32 years, Tim Klimek; children, Heather Kolda, Twyla Klimek, Tyler Klimek, and Jenna Klimek; grandchildren, Jaxen, Sophia, Aurora, Peyton, and Emma; parents, Judith and Jim Doll; sister, Christina Laney; and brother, Will Doll. She is preceded in death by her aunt, Lucy Rehm; father and mother-in-law; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

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January 28, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Iten Funeral Home
300 E 7th Street
Browerville, MN 56438-0081

January 29, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church
300 Main Street West
Eagle Bend, MN 56446

Funeral Service
January 29, 2024

11:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church
300 Main Street West
Eagle Bend, MN 56446


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