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John Herman Klasen III

May 12, 1952 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 69)

Obituary

John Herman Klasen, III, 69, of Bemidji, Minnesota, tragically passed away on December 24, 2021 following an accident while ice fishing.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 31, 2021 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.

He was born in Bemidji, Minnesota to John and Carolee (Soule) Klasen Jr on May 12, 1952.

John served in the Vietnam war for the Army. He later worked in auto body and as a millwright where he retired to do what he loved best; hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and working on his cars. John was a loving and supportive father, son and grandfather. His knowledge and guidance was the foundation of his family and he will be forever missed.

He was survived by his life partner Marcella Binkley of Bemidji, father John Klasen Jr. of Bemidji, sons Michael Sherman of Bemidji, John H. Klasen IV of Bemidji, Christopher Klasen of Bemidji, daughters Lillie (Gene) Olson of Bemidji, Sharon (Jim) Dixon of Bemidji and Twila (Luke) Jesso of Coon Rapids. Brothers Mike Klasen of Bemidji, Kelly (Nadene) Klasen of Solway, Terry Klasen of Bemidji, Martin William “Bill” (Jenny) Klasen of St. Cloud.

John was preceded in death by his mother Carolee “Sally” Klasen, sister Carolee Molash; and a brother-in-law, Walter “Pat” Molash, brother Delbert Klasen.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 30, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Visitation
Friday
December 31, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Funeral Service
Friday
December 31, 2021

10:30 AM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

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