St. Michael-Albertville has lost another father, friend and family member to cancer.
Scott Klinkhammer, the recipient of the 2014 Ride for Life honor and a longtime supporter of all things St. Michael-Albertville, especially baseball, died last weekend after a long battle with the dreaded disease.
He was just 48 years old.
Obituary information (courtesy of Peterson Chapel)
Scott Richard Klinkhammer, age 48 of Albertville, passed away on June 6, 2019. He was born on August 16, 1970 in Hopkins, Minnesota to Gary and Patricia (Longbella) Klinkhammer. He grew up and attended high school in Hopkins, graduating with the class of 1989. After high school, he briefly attended the University of Minnesota.
On September 25, 1999, he was joined in marriage to Lisa Anderson in Proctor, Minnesota. They lived in Plymouth, then eventually moved to St. Michael, and finally settled in Albertville with their four children.
Scott worked in sales with Kraft and Nabisco, which then became Mondelez Global. He was with the company for over 20 years.
He was active coaching youth sports in the St. Michael-Albertville area. You could find him on the baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, and soccer fields teaching all ages how to play. He especially loved coaching his children.
Scott is preceded in death by his parents, Gary and Patricia Klinkhammer; and sister, Lisa Dummer.
He is survived his wife, Lisa; children, Taylor (16), Kaleb (14), Blake (11), and Kade (7); siblings, David (Jill) Porter and Tracy (Larry) Andries; parents-in-law, Kent and Jackie Anderson; sisters-in-law, Amy (Phil) Gemuenden and Amber Radtke; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life was held to honor Scott on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM with visitation time beginning at 9:00 AM at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN.
Friends of the Klinkhammer family are raising funds for Lisa and his four children. You can donate here:
You can also support the cause Saturday by attending the Ride for Life festivities at Dittos in St. Michael.