Alfred Klumph, age 87, of rural New Rockford, ND, died at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND, on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Alfred Jacob Klumph was born on June 8, 1929, in Munster township of Eddy County to Howard and Dorothy (Taverna) Klumph. He attended country school in Munster Township and also at New Rockford High School. After finishing school, he farmed with his father and took over the farm after his father retired. Alfred was united in marriage to Gail Backman on September 11, 1994, at First Congregational Church.
He was proud of his family heritage and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Alfred wrote many articles for publication in fishing and hunting magazines, including Outdoor Life. He enjoyed flying, and had his pilot’s license.
Alfred was a member of First Congregational Church in New Rockford where he faithfully served the Lord in many ways. He was also a member of Gideons International. He served as township clerk, and was on the elevator board. He also was on the Community Credit Union board and had served on the Supervisory Committee for many years.
He is survived by his wife Gail; one sister Joyce Hovland, Fargo, ND, and many nieces and nephews.
Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Alberta Irmen, Lucille Myhre, and Ethel Myhre.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials are encouraged to Gideons International, c/o PO Box 55, New Rockford, ND 58356
First Congregational Church, New Rockford, ND
DATE AND TIME:
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:00PM
Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford
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Name: Tim and Tom Hartl
Message: Gail, Please accept our sympathy on the passing of Alfred. He was a good neighbor and friend for many years. We remember his fishing trips to Canada with uncle Edward, Martin Mauch and others. And boy, did they catch the big fish! What fun they must have had.
Name: Glenn and Judy Cudworth
Date: April 3, 2017
Message: Dear Gail and Family. Our sincere condolences to our dear Gail in the death of your husband. What a blessing to have the companionship and love you had for each other. God bless the whole Backman Family as well.
Love, Glenn and Judy.
Name: Rev. Gordon Bakan
Date: April 3, 2017
Message: Gail, I saw last night that Alfred had passed away. Sorry for your loss. I appreciated his and your friendship very much. We will keep you in our prayers during this time.
Pastor Gordon T. Bakan
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