May 3, 1927-March 25, 2007
John M. Klebusch, 79, Greencastle, died Sunday.
Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Milton E. and Opal (English) Klebusch.
A 1945 graduate of Greencastle High School, he was an Eagle Scout and served as a Scout leader and an Explorer troop leader. He was a florist and served as farm foreman at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. He had volunteered as an ambulance attendant in the years prior to Operation Life, and was a deacon emeritus at Sherwood Christian Church. He was a member of Mecca Christian Church.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Betty R. Elmore; daughters Lana Klebsuch, St. Petersburg, Fla., Anita Akins and husband Steve, Greencastle, and Jonnan Klebusch and fiance Bob Teorsky, Tarentum, Pa.; son Ned Klebusch and wife Diane, Greencastle; stepdaughters, Cindy Treash, Lexington, Ky., and Crystal Green, Greencastle; sister Bettie Davis and husband Tom, Terre Haute; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Gordon Guoli officiating.
Private burial is planned.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Louise Brackney, 1 Hilltop Court, Greencastle, 46135.