Val Klimek

Ordained: 1944

  • 1945-1946 Unknown
  • 1947 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Cloud, MN (SCL)
  • 1948 Absent With Leave, St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • 1949 Loyola University, Chicago, IL (CHI); Absent with Leave, St. Cloud, MN (SCL)
  • 1949-1954 Cathedral High School, St. Cloud, MN (SCL)
  • 1950-1954 Director of Catholic Youth Organization, St. Cloud, MN (SCL)
  • 1952-1956 Marriage Relations Council, St. Cloud, MN (SCL)
  • 1953-1958 St. Columbkill, St. Wendel, MN (SCL)
  • 1959-1971 St. Lawrence’s, Duelm, MN (SCL)
  • 1962 Marriage Counseling, St. Cloud, MN (SCL)
  • 1963-1965 Catholic Charities, St. Cloud, MN (SCL)
  • 1972-1982 Holy Trinity, Royalton, MN (SCL)
  • 1983-1989 Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Rockville, MN (SCL)
  • 1990-1993 Retired (SCL)
  • 1993-1994 St. Otto’s Care Center, Little Falls, MN (SCL)
  • 1994 Died

Fr. Valentine “Val” J. Klimek worked for more than 35 years in the Diocese of St. Cloud before his retirement in 1990. During his time in St. Cloud, Fr. Klimek surrounded himself with minor children, working in schools, juvenile court and the Boy Scouts. In the 1940s, it is believed that Fr. Klimek was a chaplain at the Illinois State Training School for Boys in St. Charles or 9 months. In 1949, is is believed that Fr. Klimek worked at St. Dionysius in Cicero. In 1991, a mother reported to the Diocese of St. Cloud that Fr. Klimek sexually abused her son and his friend when they were approximately 8 or 9 years old. Fr. Klimek is included on the Diocese of St. Cloud’s list of individuals “likely involved in the sexual abuse of minors.” Fr. Klimek’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1991 until his death in 1994 are unknown.