Per Glen Klykken left this earth and was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, May 25th 2019 at sunset. He was born in Glens Falls, New York November 23rd, 1948 to Nils Stockfleth Beck Klykken and Guri Haugen Klykken. Per resided in Fernandina Beach, Florida with his wife Robin and Leela “Baby Lee”, his beloved weimenreiner. He was a devoted member of North Jax Baptist Church where he grew his faith and learned the gospel. Per’s firm belief in God gave him the strength during his struggle for four and a half years and after a diagnosis with a serious illness. Per’s career was his passion and it showed. He was a well seasoned and diversified professional with over 46 years experience in the pulp and paper industry. His hands-on approach at management left him highly respected in his industry. In 2018, in the midst of his illness, he decided to work 14 hours a day after working countless hours a day for many years. He was quoted as saying how good it felt to work “part-time” when he reduced his time at the mill to 60 hours a week!
Per is preceeded in death by his parents Nils Stockfleth Beck Klykken and Guri Haugen Klykken. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Robin & Leela, his daughter Heidi Klykken Moore & her husband Bryan, his son Paal Klykken, his brothers Nils Klykken & his wife Judith, and Paal Klykken & his wife Christine.
Per will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Leakey Cemetery on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at sunset. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, 1155 N. 11th , Beaumont, TX 77702. The family will welcome guests starting at 1:00PM and the service will begin at 2:00PM. The family has designated the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research and Nassau Humane Society, Amelia Island for memorial contributions.