Clarice A. McKimm, age 100, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials preferred to Peace Lutheran Church.
Clarice Anna McKimm was born on January 24, 1922, in Hamburg, Minnesota. She was the daughter of George and Clara (Hanson) Harms. Clarice was baptized as an infant at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America. She received her education in Norwood Young America, and was a graduate of the Central High School Class of 1939.
On July 19, 1941, Clarice was united in marriage to Kenneth McKimm at the Methodist Parish House in Buffalo, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Larry and Terry. Clarice and Kenneth resided in Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 28 years of marriage until Kenneth passed away on March 13, 1970.
Clarice helped her husband own and operate McKimm Milk Transit Inc. in Hutchinson. She was the office secretary for many years. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Clarice was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary.
Clarice enjoyed bowling, traveling, and playing cards. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.
Clarice passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, at the age of 100 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Clarice is survived by her:
Children, Larry McKimm and his wife, Barbara of Hutchinson, MN,
Terry Guy McKimm of Mankato, MN;
Grandchildren, Michael (Renae) McKimm, Lisa McKimm Horacek, Bethany (Joe) Holtmeier, Brady (Carrie) McKimm;
Great grandchildren, Abby (Alec) Westlund, Benjamin McKimm, Colin McKimm, Quinn Horacek, Avery Horacek, Brianna (Cole) Schuessler, Dylan Holtmeier, Ethan Holtmeier, Leyton McKimm, Keenan McKimm, Brynlee McKimm;
Many other relatives and friends.
Clarice is preceded in death by her Parents, George and Clara Harms; Husband, Kenneth McKimm; Grandson, Kent McKimm; Brothers, Gilbert (Elvera) Harms, George Harms III, Sylvester (Kathy) Harms; Brothers (in infancy, Walter and Baby; Sisters: Evelyn (Edwin) Stender, Gladys (Elmer) Kraemer; Daughter-in-law, Janet McKimm.
Julie (Brinkman) Moyemont says
Clarice has been a long time family friend. She will surely be missed. Hutchinson won’t be the same without this beautiful woman. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the McKimm family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rick Karl says
Larry, Mike and families,
Sending our sincere condolences to you all. Clarice was such a wonderful lady and so enjoyable to visit with. She was always a day brightener! God bless, Rick and Bonnie Karl
Richard Karl says
Larry, Barb, Mike, Renee and families,
Sending our sincere condolences to you all. Clarice was always a day brightener whenever I would run into her! She was always cheerful and full of life, had a kind word for everyone. We send our love and hugs to you all. Rick and Bonnie (Heil) Karl
Jacky Hughes says
So sorry for your loss.
I am Gilbert and Elvira Harms niece Jacky Amrhein. Myrtle was my mother and Elvira’s sister. And then my Sister Jill married Doug Harms, George’s
sons. My brother Charlie married Jean Kramer, Glady’s daughter. So, that is how I got to know your Mom. Always enjoyed the visit we had with her.
Myrtle my mother lived to be 101 and she was the last of the Originals (that’s what I like to call them). They both had a great run and have gone thru a lot in their lives. The stories I will always remember and the time spent with them.
Lyle Adams says
Larry, Barb, and family. Sending my condolences. Prayers to all.
Dave and Donna Telecky says
Our sincere sympathies to the McKimm family. Hugs and prayers. Your mom/grandma was always a graceful lady and a great bowler.
Dave and Donna
Mary Kraemer says
Clarice was one of the sweetest ladies we have met. She was always so pleasant to talk with when we would see her at Kraemer/Harms events. Clarice was Tim’s Grandma Glady’s sister . Lovely lovely lady.
Our deepest sympathy ,
Tim and Mary Kraemer
Darlene Putney says
My thoughts and prayers are with the McKimm family. May god wrap his arms around you and help you on this new journey in life. Don enjoyed Clarice alot while he worked for you.
Troy Kurth says
I give you my deepest sympathies during this very difficult time. May God bless your family during this tough time.
Beverly J Schulze says
Larry and Terry just saw your Mother passed away, I am so sorry , she was a beautiful lady. I lived 2 houses down from you, Carl Christensen daughter, Beverly. Sorry I didn’t see this sooner.