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In Memory of Theresa Klingenberg

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WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL AND MORE! A heartfelt thank you to all that contributed to the fundraiser to memorialize Theresa with a bench along the bike trail! Tim has chosen the perfect location (see picture). We will provide updates as the installation progresses, and a date is chosen for a group ride. Again, thank you for your love and support!

With blessings from the family of Theresa Klingenberg, we are raising funds to have a memorial bench installed along the Chippewa Valley Bike Trail in her honor.

Theresa courageously lost her battle against cancer on June 23, 2023, passing away at her home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin surrounded by the love of her husband Tim Rask, aka Timmy Fez, her family and animal companions. Her absence leaves a void in the many lives she touched as a social worker, a mentor for the homeless, a crisis interventionist and family counselor, a board member of Bike Chippewa Valley, the secretary/treasurer for Turner Cemetery and a beloved friend to many.

Theresa lived her life with a gentle heart, open mind and passionate voice. Her favorite quote represents the life she led, "The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success and luxury have always seemed to me contemptible." Albert Einstein

Funds received will be used to purchase a bench and plaque that follows the guidelines of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to be placed at an agreed-upon location along the Chippewa Valley Bike Trail (see pictures). Any additional funds will be donated in Theresa's name to Bike Chippewa Valley to be used to enhance and encourage the joy of bike riding.

Thank you in advance for your support.


  • Michael R McAbee
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • David Stein
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Robert Wilson
    • $90 
    • 9 mos
  • Amy Reynolds
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Elizabeth Bryant
    • $50 
    • 9 mos


Heather Blevins-Freitag
Dubuque, IA

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