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John H. Klingberg

October 6, 1926 ~ August 13, 2020 (age 93)


John H. Klingberg, age 93, lifelong resident of West Chicago, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2020. He was born October 6, 1926 in West Chicago, Illinois to Russell and Esther Klingberg. John was a 1945 graduate of West Chicago High School and then was deployed in the US Navy for 2 years. After returning home he married Joanne Spoden. He was active in the West Chicago Lions, charter member of VFW Post 6791, American Legion Post 300, Moose Lodge, school board member for District 94, an Elder of Faith Community Church and delivered Meals on Wheels. John was employed 52 years FNBC Bank of West Chicago (formerly West Chicago State Bank). He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

John is survived by his wife of 69 years, Joanne (Spoden) Klingberg; three sons, Bob (Beth) Klingberg, Steve Klingberg and Ken (Sue) Klingberg; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, David Klingberg and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and two sisters.

Private family services will be held with burial at Glen Oak Cemetery in West Chicago, IL. A memorial service will be held at a future date at Faith Community Church in West Chicago. Contributions in John’s memory may be made to the West Chicago Lion’s Club, C/O Frank Lenertz, 250 Allen Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185.

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