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James Robert Filibeck

James Robert Filibeck

James Robert Filibeck died June 22, 2018 in Birmingham, AL. Jim was born December 18, 1949 to James and Helen (Welte) Filibeck in Bemidji, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Thelma (McClintock) from Athens, AL; sisters Judy (Bob) Arboleda, Tucson, AZ, and Sue (Bruce) Gregersen, Tucson, AZ; three children James (Carol) Filibeck, Alice Springs, Australia, Mary (Luke) Swenson, Brooks, MN, Ryan (Karla) Filibeck, Kapolei, HI; three step-children Kim (Hieu Tran) Johnson, Elizabeth, CO, Lisa Lawlor, Arnold, MD, Amy (Randy) Butler, Madison, AL; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Besides MN, Jim lived in WA, HI and AZ. He moved to AL in 2003. He loved that he could fish year round. Jim was a Court Reporter for many years, but his first love was teaching music. Everyone loved listening to Jim play the guitar and piano and sing, and that brought everyone so much joy. He loved traveling and camping in our travel trailer, especially singing and playing his guitar around the camp fire. Memorial and Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:00 pm at Kline Funeral Home in Pine River, MN. Lunch will follow at Bites, Pine River.