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Robert W. Kloubec

Robert W. Kloubec

Bob Kloubec was born on May 14, 1926, the son of George and Maude (Montgomery) Kloubec, in Lamoure, ND. He attended high school in Valley City, ND, but graduated from Lamoure High School in 1944. Bob went into the Navy in 1944 and served aboard an LST for 2 years. After the Navy, Bob went to North Dakota State University and graduated in 1950 with a degree in agriculture.

Bob married Joyce Nicholls in Ypsilanti, ND on September 10, 1949.

After graduation he worked for the Soil Conservation Service in New Salem and Napoleon, ND, and Mahnomen and Thief River Falls, MN, and finished his career in Moorhead. He retired from soil conservation in 1982. Bob spent 15 years part-time with Hollands Garden Center as a landscape designer. Helping folks make their yard more beautiful was his goal. Another six years was spent part-time serving on the Buffalo Red Watershed Board.

Bob was a volunteer with the MSUM Science Center near Glyndon for many years. Taking school kids on nature hikes was his specialty. Another group that he served was Hospice of the Red River Valley. Bob was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead and was active in many activities including teaching Sunday school, Stephens Ministry, and home-delivered meals. He was active in Rotary, RYLA, and Yard of the Week. He also belonged to the FM Horticulture Club for many years.

Trees, flowers and birds were his main hobbies. He was a member of the Gladiolus Society and raised glads for show and to give away. He was a judge at the Winnipeg Gladiola Show for several years. He loved to go on birding trips and liked big trees. He had 20 champion trees nominated and accepted at North Dakota Champions.

Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce and two children. Nicki (Gary) Almquist, of Fargo, and Corli (Dale ) Hanson, of Quincy, IL; six grandsons, Burke Almquist, Travis (Shannon) Almquist, Tyler Almquist, Dale Hanson Jr., Robbie Hanson, and Ryan Hanson and 4 great-grandsons, Logan, Ethan, Eddie, and Patrick.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Melvern ( Muriel) Kloubec, his sister Marie (Roy) Sheppard, and 2 nephews.

Hospice of the Red River Valley and Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd can be remembered with memorials.

Friends and family may gather together to share memories on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead.

Final resting place will be at the columbarium at Good Shepherd.

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