Johnnie Felix Klimkowski
Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was a son of the late Felix Klimkowski and Helen Kosinski Klimkowski of Harrah, Okla.
After attending Oklahoma State University, he served in the US Navy attaining the rank of captain. During his career, he made contributions as President of the N.C. Hospital Engineers Association and as a board member to the American Society of Hospital Engineers. Retirement included collecting recipes and baking, especially cookies with the grandkids. He was a member of the local “Big Dogs” bridge club. He enjoyed gardening, photographing flowers, and nature. He started each day taking in the quiet of the dawn.
Survivors: his 102-year-old Aunt Elenora; sister, Mary; sister-in-law, Sue; brother, Daniel (Nancy); Eileen (married for 19 years, friends for over 55 years); and his children, Karen (Steve), Kenneth, David and Susan (Jim); 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard, and brother-in-law, Jim Roller.
Services will be private.He was laid to rest with military honors at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.