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David Charles Klingfus, Sr.

Obituary Information

Service Details


Friday November 17, 2017

Time: 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

* and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Saturday November 18, 2017

1:00 P.M.

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota


Oakwood Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota



David C. Klingfus, Sr., age 78 of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, November 13, 2017 at his home.  David Charles was born May 9, 1939 in Austin, the son of Ed and Minnie (Brechtel) Klingfus. He attended country schools.  David made his living as a Maintenance Supervisor for 40 years, working for Oak Park Mall from 1975-2015 as their first employee.  He was especially interested in vehicle restoration, his favorite being his red pickup truck which he showed from 2003-2015.  He traveled throughout the Midwest, receiving 154 trophies and placing first in his division at World of Wheels.  David was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin.  He especially loved his role as Dad and Grandpa.  David and his wife Val were inseparable, and loved to drink classic black Folgers coffee.  He will be remembered for his quick wit and his eagerness to joke around and have fun. 

David is survived by his wife of 17 years Valerie Klingfus of Austin; his children David Jr. (Kim) Klingfus of Austin, Dee Culbert (Tom Williams) of Austin; stepsons Brian Goviera (Rhonda Leon) of Austin and Dustin Hanson (Hope Weise) of Waseca; stepdaughters Toni (Kenny) Burbank of Imboden, Arkansas, Brandie (Mark) Kilgore of Owatonna, Amber (Casey) Adams, also of Owatonna; grandchildren Chrissy (Vern) Bauer, Kassey Culbert (Eric Anderson), Cody Williams, Danielle (Aaron) Nickolson, Derek Klingfus, Maggie Klingfus, Ian Klingfus, Madison Adams, Mackeznie Adams, Michael Adams; several step-grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and honorary grandchildren; his brother Roger (Alice) Klingfus of Waterloo, Iowa.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Dorothy Klingfus, his second wife Viola ‘Vi’ Klingfus, his step-daughter Betty, his brothers Kenny, Chet, Dwayne, Willie, Jim, Don, and Bob; his sisters Marjerie Klingfus, Betty Prigge, and Deloris McAllister. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Karen Behling and Intern Pastor Anders Nelson officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17 at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.  Memorials can be directed to the family of David Klingfus or recipient of donor’s choice.  Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.


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