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Paul S Klimo

June 12, 1952 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Paul Stephen Klimo, age 70, of Northbrook, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11th, 2022.

Paul was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 12th 1952 to the late Rudolph and late Amelia (Sichman) Klimo.

Brother to the late Milli (the late Ron) Sienkiewicz, the late Rudy (Pat) Klimo, Margo (Frank) Hauck and Mary (Robert) Rose.

Son-in-Law to Catherine (the late David) Wilson.

Brother-in-law to John (Maria) Wilson, David Wilson, Karen (Herm) Ilag and Molly Evans.

Uncle, Great-Uncle and Great-Great-Uncle to many beloved nieces and nephews.

Paul attended St. Tarcissus Grammar School and St. Patrick High School before completing his education with a degree in Dental Technology from Triton College.

He successfully started Personaltech DL and was a sole proprietor in the industry for over 40 years, working with many of the elite dentists on Chicago's North Shore. He was very talented and took great pride in the quality of his workmanship.

In 1983, Paul met a cute cashier, Kathleen (Wilson), at the Jewel in Skokie. Shortly thereafter they had their first date at Bennigan's. Paul married the love of his life, Kathleen, on May 24th, 1985. They shared 39 years of treasured memories together.

Paul was a loving Father, Father-in-law and Best Friend to Kaeley (Sean) Evans and John Klimo.

With his children, he shared his love of music.

Paul picked up a guitar at the age of 13 and taught himself how to play. Much of his time was spent entertaining his family, performing live and privately with friends or solo in the comfort of his home, continuously perfecting his skill. He was an enormously talented musician and we will deeply miss the sound of his slide as he played his guitar.

Kaeley and John grew up dancing in the kitchen while listening to 'Breakfast with the Beatles' on Sunday mornings, singing in the car together on family road trips, and listening to Paul wail on his guitar every chance he got.

Some of Paul's favorite Dad moments were spent with his daughter, Kaeley, when she was young, watching (and dancing along to) 'Soul Train' together on Saturday mornings and teaching his son, John, how to play the guitar. Paul and John spent a lot of time taking trips to music stores, and guitars and jamming together.

Another passion of Paul's was fishing. He owned his own boat, and went on many family vacations 'Up North' in Wisconsin. Paul’s greatest joy on these vacations was watching his kids catch fish. Paul spent his last vacation reeling in many fish, cruising the lake with the family in a big pontoon boat, laughing while watching the latest Ghostbusters movie, perfecting the art of grilling, and drinking a few brandy old fashioneds with his favorite Son-in-law, Seany.

A true friend and devoted fishing buddy, Paul also spent a lot of time fishing on the annual spring and fall trips with his friends and nephews. Paul could pick up any of his fishing rods or lures and tell you a story about him and his buddies having a blast on one of those cherished trips.

Paul's favorite room of the house was the kitchen, where he enjoyed prepping and cooking delicious meals for his family and friends. He started planning holiday meals months in advance and loved making menus, cooking, and baking with his daughter, Kaeley.

Paul was smart, funny, entertaining, honest, dependable, goofy, talented, gentle, humble and hard working.

Above all, Paul's greatest passion was his family. He was incredibly proud of his children and his wife. He rarely spoke of his own accomplishments but eagerly shared those of his family with any available audience.

We will miss him beyond measure.

Memorial Service and celebration of life will be held privatel

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