Alex Klebenow

Obituary of Alex Charles Klebenow

Alex Charles Klebenow was born October 14, 1966 in Madison, Wisconsin to parents Gerald and Barbara Klebenow.  He died March 3, 2023 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

A passionate person with many talents, interests and intellectual abilities, Alex was blessed with a quick and delightful sense of humor.  As a trained singer he performed with the Washington Opera, at the Kennedy Center Honors, the New Orleans Opera Association and Opera Southwest.  He sang with the Washington Choral Arts Society, Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest and the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus. He was a soloist and sacred music singer. 

His days were filled with the joy of listening to recordings of his favorite singers and operas.   Fortunate were the countless dogs, birds and other animals that had Alex as their best friend to care for them and play with them. He grieved the loss of each one as they passed over the rainbow bridge.   


With a keen sense of right versus wrong, Alex would debate anyone who upheld lies and misinformation about our country’s Constitution and Bill of Rights.  The depth of his knowledge of these treasured documents made his friends and family wonder if he had possibly been at the meetings to write them!  For his entire life, Alex was a scholar of American history and the Civil War.  They were two of his wide-ranging strongly held commitments. 


Alex survived cancer which metastasized to his brain.  He spent a year in the hospital taking chemo and radiation treatments.  Sick and weakened he would not let cancer dictate what his life would be.  He survived for over 15 years spreading truth, joy, love and his boisterous heart-felt laugh.  


Alex is survived by his partner of 35 years, James A Creason, his parents, brother Joseph Klebenow and sister Jacqueline Luce, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.  His brother Lawrence Klebenow preceeded him in death. 

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