John R. Klingbeil 1973-2008
ESTHERVILLE — Funeral service for John R. Klingbeil is 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville. Pastor Paul Wiegman will officiate.
Burial will be in East Side Memorial Cemetery, Estherville. The Henry-Olson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is today, Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.
John Ross Klingbeil, the son of John E. and Cheryl (Ross) Klingbeil, was born Dec. 12, 1973, in Estherville. He departed this life on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, after a five year, courageous battle of brain cancer, at the age of 34.
He grew up on a farm North of Gruver. John attended Lincoln Central High School and graduated in 1992. After graduation he farmed full time with his parents.
On June 15, 1996, he was united in marriage to Jennifer Trebesch. On July 1, 1997, they celebrated the birth of their first son, John Marcus. On Dec. 18, 2000, they celebrated the birth of their son, Devin Ronald.
John was a beloved husband and father. He cherished his family and devoted his time to his boys. John enjoyed farming, collecting toy tractors, watching racing, playing sports with his boys and also spending time with his friends. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Left to cherish John’s memory is his wife, Jen; sons, John Marcus and Devin Ronald; his parents John E. and Cheryl Klingbeil; sister, Brenda Clymer and her husband, Dave, all of Estherville; mother-in-law, Beverly Trebesch of Welcome, MN; two grandma’s Jean Klingbeil and Darlene Ross of Estherville; two sisters-in-law, Elisa Kotewa and her husband, Darold of Fairmont, MN; Brenda Becker and her husband, Troy of Savage, MN; five nephews, Colton Clymer and Carter Clymer; Dean Kotewa; Michael Becker and Mathew Becker; one niece, Chelsey Haase and her husband, Brent; one great nephew, Dawson Kotewa; and also many aunts, uncles, cousins and his friends.
He has been preceded in death by his two unborn children; grandfathers John Klingbeil and Ralph Ross; and father-in-law, Ronald Trebesch.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial donations.