Brett Alan Klemp
Brett Alan Klemp, 57, of Waterloo, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday evening, December 28, 2022 at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.

Brett was born on June 11, 1965, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Beverly J. (Drewis) and Jerald R. Klemp. He was an older brother and role model for his younger and only brother Corey. Brett grew up bending the rules and living life on the wildside. However, he was the person who would give the shirt off of his back when needed, and was the ultimate family man. He graduated from Denver High School in 1983 and worked for United Beverage in Waterloo. Shortly after, he began his next big adventure. In 1985, Brett moved to Arizona where he worked for RW Strunk Excavating as a heavy equipment operator. In 1989, Brett returned to Iowa and began working for Rampart construction to which he stayed until he started his long term career with Black Hawk County in 1991. He maintained a position with the secondary roads department for 7 years prior to assuming a position in the Engineering Department as an Eng Tech Aide II, Brett proudly held this position for the last 24 years and was employed there at the time of his passing. His last project with the county was a two year long event where he spent early mornings and late nights to finish this important project. As those who knew him would tell you this is a project in which he was extremely proud and honored to be a part of. This project was not only viewed by Brett as a work of art but also to many others as it had won Blackhawk County several awards. On top of working for the county Brett also owned and operated Klemp Excavating from 1994 until 2011, In which he installed many septic systems and field tiles for area farmers. With all of this knowledge you could call Brett for almost anything and he would have an answer, no google search needed.

On June 11, 1992, Brett was united in marriage to Victoria Anne Kastli in Waverly; As Vicky would tell you their marriage was fun and full of surprises. Starting with the first date of tracking deer in a rented Camaro through Blackhawk Park. The couple celebrated their 30th anniversary in June with a trip to Blackduck, Minnesota, a long family tradition. The couple had three children to which were his pride and joy. Although they knew how to push buttons and cause many headaches. He wanted nothing more than to see them succeed. They are their fathers’ children, after all. Brett was an avid outdoorsman who loved all things hunting and fishing. He also took pride in teaching his children and others the importance of gun safety and living off the land. Brett was honored to coach young men and women on the Denver trap team from 2011 till 2017. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, a tradition his father and grandfather had passed to him and a supporter of the American Legion. Brett held many titles such as husband, father, son, uncle, brother, and friend. However, there was no title he was more proud of than being a grandpa. Brett and his grandson Layten spent every day together busy days of plowing snow, riding dirt bikes, fishing and any activity he could include him in. Although he has passed, we know Brett’s values and traditions will continue to live on.

Brett is survived by his wife, Victoria; three children, Alexandra Klemp of Waterloo, Dalton (Melanie Homeister) Klemp of Waterloo, and Abigail (Milos Stankovic) of Owatonna, Minnesota; one grandson, Layten Klemp; and one brother, Corey (Amy) Klemp of Jewell, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and cousins, Tim Drewis, Bruce Drewis and Jeff Tix.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver, Iowa. A prayer service led by Pastor Craig Henderson followed by a time of sharing will be at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Brett’s family for later designation and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the family. 319-984-5379
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