William Klimback

Obituary of William Dudley Klimback

Bill Klimback was a man who never met a stranger.  His interest in people led him to get to know everyone he met including the person next to him at the coffee shop, whoever was next to him in a line, even the clerk at the DMV. Bill's quick wit and intelligence were accompanied by an avid curiosity about things and people.


Bill's involvement with people and community led him to give of his time and to enjoy being part of his church, the Knights of Columbus, and of course the BSU Broncos fans! After his M.S. was diagnosed, he also became involved with the local M.S. Society, and participated in the annual Walk for M.S. Along with his wife, Sharon. Bill was part of the St. John's Cathedral of Boise bridge group. And anyone who played bridge with Bill could see that quick intelligence at work remembering where every card was. With Bill as a partner, you always played a better game than your usual.


Bill was raised in a small town in Oregon; Myrtle Creek to be exact.  He worked his way through U of O in a variety of ways including the local saw mill. During his college years he was proud to serve in the ROTC which led him to two years of Vietnam era military service as an officer in the Army, artillery unit. While Bill never left the states, his military service entitled him to amazing care by the Boise VA medical team. The family wants to particularly thank all the staff and volunteers at the VA for their consistent, diligent and professional years of care.


Upon discharge from the military, Bill was recruited by the Allstate family of insurance and banking. While fast tracking on a management training program Bill was relocated to several locations in Northern and Southern California. After eighteen years with the Sears family Bill served as President of the Western Region for Ticor Title Company after which service, Bill established his own home mortgage lending business. Relocating to Boise more than 20 years ago Bill helped many people in the Treasure Valley and surrounds achieve the dream of home ownership.


There are people whose lives you cross that you just don't forget. Bill Klimback was one of those people.


Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sharon Klimback; sons, Steven and Greg; daughters, Krista and Brynn; grandchildren, Lauren, Tate & Caden; and by his many friends here in Idaho, California and Oregon.


A Vigil service will be held at Summers Funeral Home in Meridian at 7:00 pm on 1/29. Mass will be at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday 1/30.