William “Will” D. Climer Jr., 33 years old of rural Burt County, Nebraska passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, at his home. Catholic funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, NE with burial in the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, NE. Visitation will be held Monday, 5-7 pm at Pelan Funeral Services Lyons with a Vigil Service at 7pm. Memorial to the family for future designation. Pelan Funeral Home in Lyons in charge of arrangements.
Will was born November 24, 1987, to William “Bill” and Elaine (Vetick) Climer in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Oakland-Craig High School in 2006. During his high school years, he was active in wrestling and baseball. He played on the Nebraska All-Star team three years in a row. He also played for the Tri-County All-Star baseball team. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, Nebraska.
Will loved the spending time outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting. He was a talented artist and took special interest in photography and sketching. He also had a love for animals; his pets were very special to him. Will was always proud of his brother Mitch and as a child he loved being able to tag along behind his watchful protection. He enjoyed the trips that he and his sister Melanie would often take. He became an uncle at the young age of four years old, he was proud to be called Uncle Will and loved his nieces and nephews dearly.
Will could do anything he set his mind to; he had a knack for figuring out what made things tick. This usually involved him spending several hours studying and planning his projects. He was especially mechanically inclined and spent much of his time working on his antique cars. His favorite project was building his 1928 Model A hot rod from the ground up. Everything he did was done to perfection; he took great pride in all his work. Will had recently started working for Jennings Heating & Plumbing. He also helped Jennings and his father Mark with harvest, which he greatly enjoyed.
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Elaine Climer of Lyons; sister, Melanie Climer of Yutan NE; brother, Mitch Climer and Heather Carlson of Blair NE; nieces and nephews, Kelsey Uhing, Dylan Climer, Danielle (Chance) Wright, Reagan Wilson, Hailley Wilson, Beau Wright; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald and Eva Climer, Alvin and Lillian Vetick; great niece and great nephew Lily and Jace Wright.