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John R. Klobe, 80

Dr. John Robert Klobe, age 80, of Lester Prairie, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Minneapolis, the son of Joseph and Ella (Lange) Klobe. John was baptized as an infant Dec. 25, 1932, by Pastor E. Kolbe; and later confirmed in his faith May 5, 1946, by Pastor Streufert, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.

John received his education in Glencoe, and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School class of 1950. He furthered his education by attending the University of Minnesota, receiving a doctorate degree in dental surgery.

John entered active military service in the United States Air Force Aug. 2, 1956, and served his country at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, CO. He received an honorable discharge Aug. 1, 1958.

John was united in marriage to Janet Johanson March 19, 1955, in Minneapolis. The couple made their home in Lester Prairie, and their marriage was blessed with two children, Steve and Peg.

John and Janet shared over 44 years of marriage, until Janet passed away July 2, 2000.

John was united in marriage to Dorothy Zuehl May 30, 2002, at their home in Lester Prairie. John and Dorothy shared over 10 years of marriage.

John practiced dentistry in Lester Prairie as a general practitioner and orthodontist for 39 years, retiring in December of 1998.

He was a faithful member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, where he served as treasurer and usher. John was also a member of the Lester Prairie Sportsmen’s Club, giving the first snowmobile training classes; Lester Prairie Jaycees, Lester Prairie American Legion Post 463, and Lester Prairie Lions Club, and served on the Lester Prairie School Board.

John enjoyed hunting with his dogs, fishing, cooking, and traveling. He also loved spending time at the cabin. John cherished the time spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Klobe of Lester Prairie; children, Steve Klobe and his wife, Lisa, of Lester Prairie, and Peg Ausdenmoore and her husband, Bernie, of Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren Brock Klobe of Berkeley, CA, Erin Klobe of Minneapolis, Sarah Ausdenmoore, Rachael Ausdenmoore, both of Ft. Worth, TX, and John Ausdenmoore of Stillwater, OK; step son, Brad Bruckschen and his wife, Kristi, of Minnetonka; and step grandchildren, Ella Bruckschen, and Oscar Bruckschen, both of Minnetonka;.

He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Ella Zuehl, of Winsted; a sister, Joanne Gamble and her husband, Chuck, of Sacramento, CA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mavis Ostlie and her husband, Junior, of Lester Prairie, Wilmer Zuehl of Becker, Gordon Zuehl of Saint Augustine, FL, Carol Larson and her husband, Steven, of Eagen, and Shirley Ferrero and her husband, Jim, of San Ramon, CA; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

In addition to his first wife, Janet; John was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ella Klobe; and sisters Ruth Winter and her husband, Sam, and Ilo Maland and her husband, Dick.

Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.