Clara “Teddy” Klobe, age 87, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, Minnesota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota. The Rosary will be at 5:00 P.M. and Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Wednesday.
Clara Ann “Teddy” Klobe was born on June 17, 1930, in Freeport, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Henry and Regina (Haselkamp) Beste. Clara was baptized as an infant, received First Holy Communion and was confirmed in her faith, all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Melrose High School, graduating in 1948. Teddy pursued her dream of becoming a nurse, attending St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing and graduating in 1951.
After receiving her nursing degree, Teddy moved to Glencoe, Minnesota and began her nursing career at the Glencoe Hospital. It was here that she met Albin Klobe. They were married on June 22, 1954 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. The couple were blessed with five children, Nancy, Jeanne, Mary Jo, Alan and David. Teddy and Al raised their family on a small farm in rural Glencoe.
Teddy was a faithful member of the Church of St. Pius X and loved to serve in many capacities there. Teddy directed the church choir for many years. She was a lector, eucharistic minister, and religious education teacher. She served on the Council of Catholic Women, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, and on the St. Pius X School Board. Teddy also volunteered with the Red Cross Blood Mobile and at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Teddy had the true heart of a caregiver which showed in every aspect of her life from her work to her family, friends and volunteering. She enjoyed dancing, music, gardening, cooking a good meal, and she was always ready for a game of cards.
Teddy passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, Minnesota, at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 17 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Teddy is survived by her:
Husband: Albin Klobe of Glencoe, MN;
Daughters: Nancy Ellefson of Glencoe, MN,
Jeanne Klein and her husband, William, of Rochester, MN,
Mary Jo Locquegnies and her husband, Michel, of Bloomington, MN;
Sons: Alan Klobe and his wife, Reece, of Glencoe, MN,
David Klobe of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren: Jessica Spaeth and her husband, Lucas; John Ellefson; Robert Klein and his wife, Wendy; Michelle Frischmann and her husband, Michael; Stephanie Klein, Melayna Locquegnies, Mia Locquegnies, and Kendra Klobe;
Great-Grandchildren: Bailey, Carlos, Cameron, Clara, Scarlett, John Jr., Sylvie, Maxwell, and Carolynn;
Brother: Alois Beste and his wife, Margie, of Freeport, MN;
Sisters-in-law: Delores Donnay and her husband, LeRoy, of Glencoe, MN,
LaVerne Ford of Glencoe, MN;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Teddy was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Regina Beste; Siblings, Ulric Beste and his wife, Clara; Emmeline Beste, Regina Beste, Mary Beste, Eleanor Beste, Julitta Beste, Francis Beste, Bill Haselkamp; Sisters-in-law, Mathilda Hettver and her husband, John; Theresa Ford and her husband, John; Irene Hajicek and her husband, Virgil.