Klima, Nora Minnie 7

Nora Minnie Klima, 7, passed away on Friday, September 23rd at Children’s Hospital. Nora was born on September 15th, 2015 to Josh and Jenny (Augustin) Klima and was welcomed home by her big sister Emma. It was then Nora’s turn to be the “older” sister when her younger brother John joined the “Klima Clan,” a few years later.  Nora resided with her family on a beautiful crop farm just south of Cokato, MN.

Nora will be ever-so-missed by so many people that she touched in her very short 7 years of life. She had the most incredible love for her family and friends.  She loved to lend a helping hand. Even though she may have been shy at times, her love was always strong. She had the best smile, giggle, and hugs. Her heartwarming personality had the ability to melt a room with her presence. She always felt comforted knowing that mom and dad were near. Living in a busy household, Nora often liked to retreat to some “peace and quiet” spaces such as mom and dad’s big bed and HER corner of the couch. Always accompanied by her polka dot blankie.

Nora, affectionately known as “Nora Minner’s,” was the true epitome of a princess farm girl. She was the type of girl that would wear high heels and a dress to go ride her bike or for a ranger ride. Growing up as a little girl, Nora loved to play! One moment she could be playing princess and butler or doctor and the next she could be getting dirty in a mud puddle with her brother and sister. She also enjoyed playing kitchen, serving up the most delicious array of food, organizing and trading her Real Littles/Mini Brands and had the most infamous fidget collections one could ever see! She really did love her toys! Some other of her favorites were unicorns, rainbows, and the color purple and even gold. You could also find her jamming out to the music hits of Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Bruno Mars. Nora really could jam with the best of anyone as she had an amazing voice! Nora could create her own song on a whim and even sing along to a song without even knowing the words. Her voice truly was that of an Angel. Her favorite foods were Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (extra butter of course), corn dogs, tacos, chips and cheese and, “a bunch of stuff.” Nora absolutely loved the water, especially swimming at her aunt and uncle’s lake.

One of Nora’s favorite milestones was to plan her birthday parties! She would start party planning 9 months in advance! Nora would take her time opening each gift very meticulously and would always ensure to say thank you. Our family plans to celebrate her 7th birthday on Wednesday evening to open her birthday gifts, have cake and carry on, just as she would have enjoyed. Our family will forever honor Nora’s love of toys and gifts by graciously donating her birthday gifts and other items in the future to Child Life at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics or to other organizations as desired by the family.

One of Nora’s favorite movies was “The Grinch”. She had a strong obsession for this Christmas tale. It will be forever cherished in our family memories. Nora’s love for others and selfless way of living life will be carried on by following what this wise movie has portrayed: “In a world of Grinches, be a Cindy Lou Who.”

A celebration of life will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato. Please dress comfortably and colorful. No visitation is scheduled prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers and to honor Nora’s love of toys and playfulness, Nora’s family asks that those who wish to express sympathy consider bringing a toy or game to the church before or on the day of the service. Nora’s family will be graciously donating these items to Child Life at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics.