Kim Stattelman, age 66, of Clinton, MN, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville, MN. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 26, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home – Moberg Chapel in Clinton, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday.
The service will be livestreamed and recorded and will be available at the bottom of this page.
Kim Anthony Stattelman was born on November 18, 1955, in Graceville, MN, to parents, Joe and Winnie (Rupprecht) Stattelman. He grew up and attended school in Clinton. As a young boy, he was the reigning checkers king. Being the last of 5 boys, he developed a soft shoe for the waltz and two-step while attending dances with his parents. Kim spent countless hours in his dad’s blacksmith shop which earned him a spot on the payroll in the 3rd grade. In high school, he may have skipped school for a good day of duck hunting which was worth many hours of detention. Kim graduated from Clinton High School with the Class of 1974. Following graduation, he lived and worked in Oslo, MN, as a carpenter before returning to Clinton.
In 1979, Kim opened and operated Stattelman Lumber in Clinton with his brother, Randy, and they continued to run the business together until his retirement in 2019.
On July 14, 1979, Kim was united in marriage with Deanna Moberg in Clinton. As Kim tells the story, they have been together since the second grade.
Initially, Kim and Deanna lived in Kim’s grandparent’s former home in Clinton, and in 1983, they moved to their farm outside of Clinton where they have resided since.
Kim became a father in 1982 & 1986. He instilled the value of working for what you get, but he was patient enough to allow for failure to teach good life lessons. Other important lessons were how to properly hold a baseball bat, tie a good fishing knot, drive a stick shift, and back up a trailer. He was a master at tinkering and could make something out of nothing. Kim was able to weld and wood work which created endless forts, go carts, deer stands, and later transitioned into Pinterest projects.
Kim became a grandpa in 2011 and embraced that role with all his heart. Dancing, drawing, card tricks, checkers, four wheeler tours, the nose knows, treasure maps, and car ramps are a small list of memories he created to make Grandpa’s house fun. Everyone enjoyed a good joke or a trick.
Kim worked very hard, but he also knew how to have fun. He was a true outdoorsman, often hunting and fishing. He had a soft spot for animals and had his own hobby farm. In recent years, he had the best fed squirrels in Clinton. Kim was an auction lover and avid history buff. Some knew he was a walking encyclopedia of American history, and especially military history. Kim was a storyteller and made talking easy. After a short hour, you were either going to learn something, laugh at something, or possibility question if the story was actually true. He had the most sincere heart that was always looking out for the underdog but hardly ever mentioning it. He had a great sense of humor and was a one-of-a-kind guy who truly will be missed.
Kim is survived by his wife of 42 years, Deanna, of Clinton, MN; son: Nick (Kari) Stattelman of Horace, ND; one grandchild on the way; daughter: Leah (Marcus) Hendricks of Harwood, ND; grandchildren: Maci, Brooklyn, and Bennett; brothers: Rich (Ginny) of Clinton, MN; Jerry (Mary Jo) of Clinton, MN; Joey (Kathy) of Ortonville, MN; Randy (Becky) of Ortonville, MN; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Winnie Stattelman; parents-in-law, Iver and Leota Moberg; sister-in-law, Cari Stattelman; and granddaughter, Willow.