We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels: Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks, CA
John Herbert Klingberg, born January 11, 1929, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2021.
John had such a successful and fulfilling life, born in Jamestown, New York as the son of two parents who came to the USA from Sweden. He was accepted to West Point Military academy where he completed his 4-year term and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in military sciences. He went on to serve in the Army 11th Airborne division in Germany. John was Honorably discharged in 1959 as First Lieutenant Infantry of the Armed Forces of the United States.
John continued his career working for West Point as admissions coordinator, recruiting possible candidates for West Point in Los Angeles County as well as El Dorado County. John also had a very lucrative business partnership called Polycomp Financial Services from which he retired and became the proud owner of ten acres in Mt. Aukum, CA, where he built a beautiful home and enjoyed his life as a farmer.
John took to heart and enjoyed being involved with community services such as representing the Pioneer Fire Protection District on the El Dorado County Fire Safety Council. He also loved to play tennis, run, travel and best of all entertain and BBQ.
A big Thank You to all of you who knew him, you made a big difference in his life as well as he in ours.
John is survived by his loving wife Ann Klingberg and their children; Kitty Brenek, Steve Klingberg, Sandy McCarthy and Glenn Terilizzi. John also was a proud grandfather and great-grandfather
A military service will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA on Saturday, October 18 at 12:30 p.m.