Janet Gertrude Klobe

Funeral services for Janet Gertrude Klobe, age 68 of Lester Prairie, were Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie. Janet died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at her residence surrounded by family and friends after a two and a half-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Janet was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Ben and Gertrude (Risjord) Johanson. She was baptized July 14, 1932, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Highwood, Ill., by the Rev. Hedlund.

Jan and her family lived in Illinois until 1939, when they moved to Red Lake Falls, Minn. Jan attended and graduated in 1950, from Lafayette High School, Red Lake Falls.

In 1950, Jan moved to Minneapolis and attended St. Olaf College. She graduated from the Minneapolis School of Business in 1954.

On March 19, 1955, Jan was united in marriage to Dr. John Klobe at Trinity First Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, by the Rev. C. H. Pauling. The couple moved to Denver, Colo., in 1956; and then, moved to Lester Prairie in 1959.

Jan was very active over the years in her community and church. She was co-chairperson of the American Red Cross Blood Mobile for approximately 20 years, was an active member of the Legion Auxiliary, was director of the Sugar Lake Association, and past-chairman and secretary of the St. Paul Lutheran Church Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

For enjoyment, Jan loved to travel, especially to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; loved to write long letters and notes, enjoyed being at their Sugar Lake cabin, loved her church, and had a great love for her grandchildren.

Jan is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. John Klobe; children, Steve Klobe (wife, Lisa) of Lester Prairie, and Peg Ausdenmoore (husband, Bernie) of Southlake, Texas; and grandchildren: Brock Klobe, Erin Klobe, Sarah Ausdenmoore, Rachael Ausdenmoore, and John Ausdenmoore.

Jan is further survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ilo Maland (husband, Richard) of Lake City, Minn.; and Joanne Gamble (husband, Dr. Charles) of Sacramento, Calif.; a cousin, Eileen LeClerg of Wilmington, Del.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Grant Bode and Randall Tonn officiating. The organist was Jane Holasek and the congregational hymns were "Beautiful Savior," "How Great Thou Art," "Just As I Am," and "Jerusalem the Golden." Soloist Stacy Uecker sang "In The Garden." Interment was in the St. Paul Lutheran cemetery, Lester Prairie.

Serving as casket bearers were Wally Dibb, Rollie Bruckschen, Arvin Birkholz, Dan Erdman, Gary Duffee, and Jim Culshaw. Honorary casket bearers were Bruce Gagnelius, Donald Splettstazer, and Roger Thiebert.

Visitation took place Tuesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie.

Arrangements were by Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel, Lester Prairie.

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