Michael George Klingfus, 56

Published 7:01 am Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Michael George Klingfus, 56, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at his home in Austin.

Michael George Klingfus, 56

Mike was born May 1, 1963, in Austin to LaVern and Ruby (Simonson) Klingfus. He was a lifelong Austin resident and a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed. Mike attended Austin High School and graduated in 1981. Following high school, Mike completed a diesel mechanic degree at Alexandria Vocational Technical Institute. Mike worked around the region as a mechanic, farm hand, and heavy equipment operator. Favorite activities growing up were family get-togethers up north, deer and grouse hunting, target shooting, and collecting numerous automobiles and equipment in need of repair.

Survivors include his three brothers, Tim (Carla) Klingfus, Joe (Sara) Klingfus and Tom (Karla) Klingfus; and nieces and nephews, Tyler (Erica) Klingfus, Hannah Klingfus, Samuel Klingfus, Nora Klingfus and Isaiah Klingfus. He was preceded in death by his parents, LaVern and Ruby Klingfus.

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Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.