Stephen Earl Klingenbeck
(1945 - 2010)

Stephen Earl Klingenbeck

United States of America
November 8, 1945

January 29, 2010

Stephen was born on November 8, 1945. He was 64 when he died. Steve was a quiet and gentle soul. He never complained, even when he should have, and always was polite and agreeable. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved comedies. The Three Stooges were a favorite. His face lit up when children were around and he had deep affection for pets of all kinds.

Steve grew up in a large and loving family. The son of Edward (Eddie) and Margaret (Peg) Klingenbeck, older brother of Clyde (Kathleen), Uncle to Sydney and Carrlee, nephew of five aunts and uncles, and the sixth of 15 first cousins. He was adored by his two special grandmothers, Catherine (Katie) Pike and Julia Klingenbeck.

He graduated from Pacific School, a school for the developmentally disabled in 1962. Steve lived at home after school and worked in a variety of sheltered businesses. His mental health declined over a period of time and had been living in adult family homes for the past 30 years.

Steve lived the last eight years under the loving care of Leo and Pinky Quesada, their daughters Diamond and Pearl, and roommates Patrick, John and Pat. Steve passed away in the arms of Leo the morning of January 29, 2010. Our family is eternally grateful to Leo and his family for providing Stephen with a safe, stable and loving home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the NWCR. Select the Donate tab above.

Guest Book Wall (What is this?)

Hover your mouse over the wall images to see each guest book entry.

Guest Book (10 entries)
Steve, Thanks for being such a kind and loving sole. You will truly be missed.
P.S. Thanks for teaching me how to ride a bike.
Dan Manus (Cousin)
February 27th, 2010
We also will miss your loving smile and happy disposition.
Love, Jen & Jerry
Jerry Francis (Cousin)
February 22nd, 2010
I will miss you Stevie !!
Louise Albertsen (Cousin)
February 21st, 2010
You will be greatly missed Stephen! I'm sure your mom and dad were waiting to greet you with a great big hug.
Matt Gordon (cousin)
February 19th, 2010
Steve~ You will be missed! We were all blessed to have known you!
Cylde, Cathleen, Carrlee, & Sydney; our thoughts & prayers are with you in this time of great loss!
We love you!
Heather, Todd, Cody, Cassie, Jake & Hannah
Heather Kelsey (cousin)
February 18th, 2010
Your Contact Details

Remember to proofread. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit.

Select an icon to go along with your message.
Standard Icon - Default (Free)

Premium Icons - Optional ($5 each)

Adding a premium icon to the memorial helps make your comment standout. You can mark a birthday, leave a flower, or just show the family or friends of the person you are thinking of them. iLasting uses the revenue generated from these icons to continually update the site.



"We hold you close in our hearts and remember someone dearly loved. Mary Kay & Frederick LaCount, Steven & Linda Olson, Richard Olson"
Myrtle Olson and Family
February 28th, 2010
Pilar Salomon
February 24th, 2010
"It is indeed a Wonderful World, Steve. We have so many wonderful memories growing up in our large and loving family. New cousins every year or two, we're into our 5th generation now-we all have our own special angel named Steve watching over us. XO"
Sandi & Jun Salomon
February 17th, 2010


You have 250 characters left.

Share With Family & Friends


to multiple people.

Get Updates

Add your email below to be notified when visitors post to this memorial.

Share this memorial with people by sending them this link: