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Allan Clobes

Allan Clobes, age 57, of Lafayette, died Monday, November 22, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Mass of christian burial were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial was in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette. Visitation was held from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-North Chapel in New Ulm, and continued on Monday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The family of Allan Clobes requests that masks be worn by all those in attendance and appreciate your understanding. Allan is survived by his wife, Joan; brothers-in-law, Douglas Rein and Michael Rein; sister-in-law, Nancy Harder; nieces, Rachel (James) Danks and Lisa (Blake) Sejrup; and great-nephews, Jameson and Kason Danks. He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Richard & Verna Rein; brother, Douglas; and brother-in-law, Michael Harder. To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: Allan Joseph Clobes was born on February 29, 1964 in New Ulm to Lloyd & Valeria (Schaeffler) Clobes. He graduated from New Ulm High School in 1982. Al worked with his parents at Lloyds Feed Service until their business was sold. He then started his career as an over the road trucker, working for many different companies and hauling varied freight. Al has been to all 48 states and some Canadian provinces while on the job. He was last employed by Schroepfer Inc. in Sleepy Eye. Al started farming the Schaeffler land in the early 1990’s, eventually owning the farm, and then renting it out the last couple years. Al and Joan Rein were married on September 13, 1997 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and were looking forward to their 25th year of marriage. Growing up Al enjoyed camping, fishing, sheepshead, and traveling with his family. He also liked league bowling, playing baritone for the Lafayette City Band, and playing concertina for his own enjoyment and for others. Boating was done at Okoboji, IA, St. Croix, MN, and Lake Ponderay, ID. The northern Idaho mountains were very much enjoyed by Al and Joan the last years at their Sagle, ID vacation home. Al was known to have the gift of gab, be an amazing person, and have a heart of gold. Blessed be his memory.

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