Warren W. Klinetobe

Posted April 11, 2013 at 10:20 am

Services for Warren W. Klinetobe, 79, El Dorado Springs, were held on Thursday, March 21, in the Word of Life Christian Center in O’Neill, NE. Burial was in the O’Neill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the O’Neill American Legion Simonson Post #93 Firing Squad and escorted by the American Legion Riders Simonson Post #93.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Warren passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his home in El Dorado Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, El Dorado Springs; two children, Gwendolyn Langford and husband, Gary – San Francisco, CA, and Rick Klinetobe and wife, Carlene – Chicago, IL; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters – Carol Appleby – Shawnee, KS, Gwen Kucera – Omaha, NE, and Audrey Colfack – Ewing, NE. Warren was born on March 29, 1933, in Center, NE, to William and Florence (Tweedy) Klinetobe. He was one of 14 children.

Warren attended school in Ewing, NE, and later earned his GED in the military.

Warren served in the U.S. Navy from June 25, 1951, until his discharge on June 14, 1955.

He attended college in San Diego, CA.

Warren met Shirley Hancock and they were married on Dec. 31, 1954, in San Diego, CA.

After he got out of the military, he worked for Sim Harris Construction Company. In 1977, he want to Iraq for two years with the Starr Construction Company.

Warren retired in 1992. He bought acreage in El Dorado Springs and he loved working the land. He loved to spend his time fishing and traveling with his church to Russia and Israel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and three sisters.