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William (Duane) Klingbeil, 79

William (Duane) Klingbeil, 79, of Fargo, N.D., formerly of Pinewood, died suddenly on Saturday, April 14, 2007, at his home. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Boulger Funeral Home Chapel of Fargo. A visitation will be held one hou...

William (Duane) Klingbeil, 79, of Fargo, N.D., formerly of Pinewood, died suddenly on Saturday, April 14, 2007, at his home.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Boulger Funeral Home Chapel of Fargo. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Meadowview Cemetery in Solway. Lunch will be served following the graveside service at Eckles Community Center in Bemidji.

He was born on April 18, 1927, to Walter and Hilda (Johnson) Klingbeil, on a farm near Pinewood. He grew up on the family farm and attended a country school. He later graduated from a technical school in Minneapolis, Minn., where he was trained in welding.

He moved to Fargo in 1963 where he was employed by Thurlow Welding and Machine for a number of years. He worked at American Crystal Sugar from 1979 until his retirement in 1989. He married Ione Mildred Bjornson on Oct. 8, 1990, in Fargo.

He is survived by his brothers, Ron of Topeka, Kan., Robert (Shirley) of Stillwater, Minn., and Dennis (Jan) of McQueney, Texas; sisters, Arlen Lee and Marilyn (Dick) Zeman, both of Bemidji; and special friend, Helen.

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He was preceded in death by his wife.

Online guestbook www.boulgerfuneralhome.com .

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