Joachim ‘Joe’ von Klinggraeff March 17, 1929 – May 29, 2005 | PostIndependent.com
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Joachim ‘Joe’ von Klinggraeff March 17, 1929 – May 29, 2005

Joachim “Joe” von Klinggraeff died peacefully on May 29, 2005, strongly believing in God the Almighty.Joe was born and raised in Germany and emigrated at the age of 23 to Canada. In 1955 he moved to the United States. He married Mechthild “Micki” von Prollius in Germany, and after returning to the United States with her, he worked as a miner for different companies.Joe lived in Grants, N.M., with his family for 20 years and moved to Glenwood Springs in 1983. He worked for Pitkin Iron Corp. for about 15 years until his retirement.Joe is survived by his wife, Micki, of Glenwood Springs; sons Henning (Amy) von Klinggraeff, of Minneapolis, and son Barthold (Jennifer) von Klinggraeff, of Aurora; daughters Dorothee (Jim) Jones, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Dagmar (Tim) Janss, of Damascus, Md.Joe is the grandfather of 10 grandchildren.Joe’s hobby was gardening, and he was lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He loved to travel with his family and was proud when all four children graduated from college.Cremation has taken place.A memorial service is at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 62 County Road 135, Glenwood Springs. The Rev. Joe Cockey will officiate.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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