Gerald Dennis Clobes
July 11, 1938 – July 11, 2020
Gerald "Jerry" Clobes, age 82, had his final sunset on Saturday, July 11, 2020 in Florida. Gerald's sunrise was July 11, 1938 in Minnesota.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Joanne; son, Joseph; granddaughter, Jadette Vertina; parents; brothers, Richard and Loren Clobes.
Gerald is survived by his daughter, Julie (Jeff) Vertina; son, Jeffrey Clobes; 5 granddaughters; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Darlene Lindelof, Don (Barb) Clobes, Mardee Jerde, and Carole Sather; and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us to celebrate Jerry's life on Saturday, June 19th, 2021, at Church of St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave NE, Blaine. Service will be held at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids.
Luncheon will be held at 1:30 - 3:30 pm at Blainbrook Bowl Entertainment Center, 12000 Central Ave NE, Blaine.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Clobes family.
Gerald Dennis Clobes
Sandra (Reach) Eisenzimmer
June 14, 2021
The last time I saw Gerry was in Florida, what a nice visit we had he reminded me that he used to rock and cradle me when I was a baby. I used to walk up his legs as I grew up and make my way to his shoulders. What a wonderful laugh he always had no matter what he found the brightness and joy . When I would come to Minnesota to visit my brother, Toots and Gerry would always make sure to find time to visit me. Some times Roger and JoAnn would also met with us. I never told them how much this ment to me to be able to have them to keep those ties which ment so much. I remember his hearty laugh even the last time I saw him. I called him when there was a hurricane headed his way and asked if he wanted to come stay with us on the other coast. Naturally he said no but we could come there and ride it out with a big chuckle. When the darn thing turned and headed towards us he called me and laughing said we could come there. We both had one heck of a laugh when it missed both of us. Gerry I will always miss your laugh and memories you shared with me of my dad who I never knew, how you, Joann Roger and Toots kept me connected. Don't cause too much fun up there but enjoy yourself and keep up that laugh and kindness.
Dr. Deborah Niedermiller
June 12, 2021
Whenever Gerald brought his pets into the veterinary clinic he came in with a big smile and the brightest attitude I have ever seen. It was always a pleasure to see him and we always looked forward to his visits. You could always count on him to warm your day and put the problems of the day into perspective. He was truly one of my favorite "A list" people. Even when he became sick he was a trooper and I wondered how one could be so chipper and courageous at the same time. I am sure his memory and his inspiration to see the bright side of everything lives on in all his family and friends. It was an honor to know him. Till we meet again.
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We sure had a lot of fun back in the day. Some of the best memories was all of different roasts we had. All the different contraptions we would come up with to cook the critters. We had to get a bigger spigot when we started getting bigger pigs. The one we used for the goat roasts just wasn't big enough anymore. Pa's fancy pegs with horse shoes on em wasn't high enough for the big pigs. Ended up using Jerry's pipe frame he built for roasting em. No matter how they turned out. They tasted great! Raw or burnt
One of the pig roasts Claude the basset hound was staring at the pig. I can only imagine what was going through his mind. The pig and the dog were best buds that hung out in the back yard together.
There was always something going on. The fireworks displays(competition) /bottle rocket fights. Then there was the Halloween pranks. Jerry would try and tip over the outhouse. After the first year Pa wrapped the outhouse in bobwire the next year. Then Pa dug a new hole for the outhouse the following year. He had to help Jerry out it.
They fixed the ladder that was between our backyards. Said it was for us kids. We new the truth. It was for the drunks going back and forth from bonfire to bonfire/party to party.
Have fun throwing them shoes with the rest of the guys up there ya ol' Fart
June 7, 2021
I have known Jerry for almost my entire life and here's a few of my memories .....I remember going to the Clobes house and being amazed at the Ducks and Rabbits and grabbing a fist full of grass and feeding them all
( including the Ducks, I was clueless) and Jerry telling me that those are Dinner Ducks and once again being clueless on what that meant. ( not anymore I got it when Julie told me , Thanks for the nightmares Julie). I live in Florida now and I spent some time with Jerry , Julie and Jeff and had a wonderful time . I
loved him and will miss him
Mar Ann Pulaski
June 3, 2021
Years ago when we were neighbors to Joanne and Joe in Mounds View the guys used to snowmobile and take some drinks with them. One time my husband, Sid, took off and got lost and Jerry had to find him and bring him home. Jerry found him passed out in a snow bank.
June 1, 2021
Oh Gramps, I have a lifetime of memories with you. It's so hard to pick just a few but I will do my best. I will never forget the time you gave me a "dip of your snuff" and I sat on the driveway feeling so sick!! You just laughed your hearty laugh and told me to spit it out. Or the time we went water skiing and you told me I was supposed to be learning how to ski, not take an enema. All the fishing trips (even the one where I got so sea sick and you laughed at me.) You said...I don't know who flopped around more, you or the fish! All the late night bon fires, staying in the camper in the yard, you teaching me how to use face time! You had me come over after grandma passed, 5 months pregnant, on a ladder, cleaning all the light fixtures with you. Then you told me I looked like a needed a whopper, so we went to the BK! Im going to miss making even more memories. You will never be forgotten. Your memory will live on for as long as we continue to talk about you. Rest easy grandpa. I know you're loving being reunited with grandma 💕💕
May 31, 2021
Jerry, Jerry, Jer.
miss your funny face and jokes. We somehow became good friends after we lost so many. Had a lot of good times together. back in the day! we would go to church together and then go have some Sunday cocktails! Went riding a few times together. He was always so fun to be with. He will be missed by many . Sucks he left us on our birthday. peace be with you Jer
May 31, 2021
So many wonderful memories, always hearing his contagious laugh and smile, the parties and bon fires at the house in shoreview were never dull!! He had the biggest hugs, he was a jokester and a very compassionate man. He will be missed by so many, anyone that knew him was only so lucky because not many were made like him!!! Love you uncle Jerry 🥰
May 27, 2021
Jerry was the best brother-in-law. He was a very bright, introspective, funny, and generous man. Lots of fun to be around. He treated Joanne like a queen. I will miss him immensely.
May 26, 2021
My favorite memories of Uncle Jerry are the very simple memories of just getting together and spending time together. We used to go to Saturday afternoon church and go out to dinner afterwards. I enjoyed spending time with him in his years living in Florida.
A memorable memory that comes to mind is Easter 2012. The family in Florida would all get together for Easter...Don, Barb, Derek, Michelle, Sky, Alan, Uncle Jerry and me. Mom (Barb) always cooks a wonderful feast for all of us. We all have a grand old time gabbing with each other and eating too much food. It was a beautiful day out this Easter and we did some hanging out by the pool that day. Alan would have been 3 at the time and was fascinated with the pool and kicking his feet in the water. Later in the day, Alan fell in the pool and sunk to the bottom. Before anyone else could even react, Uncle Jerry had already jumped into the pool after him, picking him up from the bottom of the pool and bringing him out of the pool. Alan was okay. It all happened so fast. Uncle Jerry saved Alan's life that day. That was who he was. Without thinking of himself, he would just jump in and help who needed it.
I'm including a picture I took of Uncle Jerry sitting by the pool that Easter (earlier in the day).
May 25, 2021
Oh! Good ol' Uncle Jerry! I have so many memories with this guy. From going hunting with him and my dad as a small child, learning how to water ski on Mille Lacs.... in the rain (do not recommend), sleepovers at his house with my cousins, pig roasts, motorcycle rides, or just hanging out. No matter what we were doing he made it fun. I always knew it would be a good time if he was there. I'm gonna miss that guy!
May 25, 2021
My memories are Good ones, this Man was tough as Nails but also a cream puff. A Great Hunter of deer, grouse and pheasant, we even raised Ducks for eggs, and rabbits for meat on the table. You taught me how to kill, gut n cook, and bunny fur became "bear hides" for my Barbie's. You were courageous and strong, with a Bold Laugh, no one could miss, they knew where to find you.
You were there to help anyone who needed it, and became a life long buddy to all. A Great Entertainer, and Cook, with every accomplishment we did, we had to have a pig roast on the spit with all our neighbors and friends. You threw the Best parties and Holidays and Laughted so Hard. You were Honest, Fair, and gave me good advise, and a kick in the Butt when I needed it.
Now, your with Mom, Joe, and my Girl, Jadey...dancing and laughing. I will miss your Laughter, our Long, Long talks, you made me who I am today- just like YOU. Loud n Proud, to be your one and only daughter.
No one can fill your shoes, you will always be my Great Hero, My Marine, My Dad!
Love you- you "Leatherneck"
Your one and Only- Julie💖
May 25, 2021
Gerry was my husband Cliff's best friend. One of our funniest memories that we would bring up from time to time was the vacation we spent in Mexico with Gerry and Joanne. We had a beautiful little spot, right on the ocean. Cliff and I would go out and ride the waves daily. One morning, we were sitting in our beach chairs, and Gerry decided to go into the waves. We could see a "giant" wave coming, but he ignored our warnings, and started walking in. The wave hit him, knocked him down, and we laughed so hard we could hardly help him as he rolled up the beach, and down the beach with the waves. He would no more get up on one knee to get out, when another wave would knock him down. Well, he finally managed to walk out, and I don't think he ever tried that again!! Gerry hunted with Cliff at deer season for years and years. He was a great guy and we both just loved him. His laugh was infectious and I don't think I ever saw him in a bad mood. My family still tells stories about him AND Cliff, who is gone now too. Sheila