Wednesday, February 12, 2014

James Edward Kielblock, 76, of Purdy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Aurora Nursing Center in Aurora. He was born on Jan. 17, 1938, in Jackson, Minn., son of Fred and Caroline (Bergmeier) Kielblock. On Dec. 14, 1968, he was united in marriage to Nancy Leishman in Red Cloud, Neb. He owned and operated the Town and Country Body Shop in Giltner, Neb., until retiring and moving to Purdy in 1999. He was baptized on May 1, 1938, in Jackson, Minn., and he was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Purdy. Survivors include: his wife of 45 years, Nancy Kielblock, of Purdy; one daughter, Debbie Brambila and her husband, Dale, of Lincoln, Neb.; one granddaughter, Sarah Valadez and her husband, Jose, of Fort Worth, Texas; two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Carole Berkness and her husband, Ronnie, of Jackson, Minn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Gordon, Gene, and Freddie, and one sister, Norma Kielblock.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Purdy, with Pastor Philip Wolf officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church and entrusted to the White Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.